On 4/19/2011 2:31 PM, Cheri wrote:
> "CostCo doesn't always have fresh halibut, but when it does, there are
> worms in the flesh (meat, no skin). Most of them were dead, but after
> careful poking and prodding a few packages, I did find one that was
> still kicking and squirming.
> I first noticed this in 1999 at the Santa Cruz CostCo. And again a
> couple days ago at the Austin location.
> What kind of parasites would these be (about .66cm and white)? Dead
> ones have a darker, transparent hull and are flat, but live ones look
> like very thin moving rice, less than 1mm wide fully extended).
> Needless to say, do not use the halibut at CostCo (or any halibut for
> that matter) for sashimi."
It's not just Costco and it's not just halibut; bottom feeders, cod,
lots of fish have worms. Holding them up to bright light lets you see
them and pick them out.