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    Default Norovirus Linked to B.C. Oysters

    http://www.edmontonjournal.com/healt...599/story.html

    Top_Dawg thought this oyster food poisoning outbreak was all contained.

    But apparently not.

    It's been about three weeks now, and still more people are getting sick.

    Sounds brutal.

    No wonder some cultures shun the consumption of shellfish.

    Why is this taking so long ?

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    I don't know why people like raw oysters so much. They are much better breaded and fried or baked with cheese IMHO, and killing pathogens is a useful side effect of cooking.

    Until we stop dumping sewage in the ocean, the only seafood I will eat raw will be fish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Titanium48
    and killing pathogens is a useful side effect of cooking.
    Depending on exactly what the concern is, cooking does not eliminate all toxins necessarily: http://www.pac.dfo-mpo.gc.ca/fm-gp/c...index-eng.html

    Cooking bivalve shellfish does not destroy the toxins that cause illnesses such as PSP, Domoic Acid Poisoning, DSP. Cooked shellfish can still be toxic.
    Apparently even with the norovirus, it will survive quick steaming/cooking of for example, muscles: http://www.doh.wa.gov/CommunityandEn...sses/Norovirus

    Cooking can reduce the risk of norovirus illness, but the virus can survive at temperatures up to 140. Quick steaming or cooking until the shells just open is not enough to protect against norovirus illness.
    Not personally a fan of oysters, so I'm safe there. I do quite enjoy muscles and other shellfish, but generally only cooked.

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    Muscles.



    What a mook.

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    I don't eat bottom feeders period. Disgusting ****/muck absorbing lifeforms.

    Would people eat earthworms? Ringworms? Jackfish...
    "if god exists and he allowed that to happen, then its better that he doesn't exist"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post
    Muscles.



    What a mook.
    ..........or maroon. Anywho, I am also a big fan of muscles of the male variety. As for mussels, well I'm bit wary of some shellfish so tend to overcook some of it.
    Even then, one never knows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    I don't eat bottom feeders period. Disgusting ****/muck absorbing lifeforms.

    Would people eat earthworms? Ringworms? Jackfish...
    Well actually...........................


    http://www.livestrong.com/article/47...ce-for-humans/
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    Muscles and mussels are both tasty. Both should be cooked enough to destroy contaminating pathogens, though they both tend to get tough when overcooked. Muscles are much easier to get when far from the ocean, so I eat them a lot more frequently than mussels. Muscles that don't do a lot of work are generally best, such as the cow psoas major or chicken pectoralis minor.

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    Do fish drive mussel cars?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post
    Muscles.



    What a mook.
    Wonder what time the 'modified post' is written.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Replacement View Post
    I don't eat bottom feeders period. Disgusting ****/muck absorbing lifeforms.

    Would people eat earthworms? Ringworms? Jackfish...
    Well actually...........................


    http://www.livestrong.com/article/47...ce-for-humans/
    I'm passing on that until the alternate choice is blatant starvation at which point I would rather eat insects or gnaw on wood. Earthworms smell disgusting. Not sure how anybody could consume one fresh or dry, or frozen or in anyway. I'm getting shivers talking about it..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Top_Dawg View Post
    Muscles.



    What a mook.
    Wonder what time the 'modified post' is written.
    I'd wonder if autocorrect is annoying. It is, more times than knot....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gemini
    Wonder what time the 'modified post' is written.


    You missed a question mark, mook.

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    ^Ah, some people just can't take a bit of levity and have to be write/right/rite all the time. Unfortunately it comes over as trite/trite/trite.
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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...erta-1.4490579


    " A University of Alberta professor is acting as the proverbial wet blanket on the growing raw water trend, where companies collect water from natural areas, bottle it without treating or fluoridating it, and sell it for as much as $33 per litre. "





    Top_Dawg loves this.

    The idiocy never stops.

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