Gassed or not?

Category: Hiroko's Blog

At the time of purchasing frozen tuna, please make sure that it is not gassed using carbon monoxide. This treatment has long been practiced for meat in order to preserve the color and disguise the quality; now it is being applied to frozen tuna. Gassed tuna, no matter how old it is, it presents beautiful reddish pink color. Check out this Website: http://www.wedge.coop/newsletter/february-march-2005/gassing-tuna-unnatural-pink-comes-dinner . Ask the staff about the tuna where you shop. It is likely they will say they don’t know if the tuna has been gassed (though they may have carrying gassed beef for years). I suggest you press the issue and ask them to ask their supplier. Retailers must know that their customers are aware of this process that disguises the quality of the food that is being sold

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