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"Radiation free" seafood available in Toronto

Posted by Tim / October 10, 2011

Radiation Free SquidMore than six months have passed since the devastating tsunami struck Japan and surprisingly I'm only now spotting signs at the fish counter labeling seafood as "radiation free". Maybe I've just been shopping at fishmongers that don't sell a lot of product from the Pacific or coastal waters around Japan, but I found myself doing a double-take after discovering these Japanese squid chilling on ice at the Galleria Supermarket near Don Mills and York Mills.

Needless to say, I didn't see any shoppers lining up for this import but, who knows, maybe that's because the squid has been previously frozen? Which brings me to the question of the day on this quiet Thanksgiving Monday. Would you buy seafood labeled "radiation free"?



J*town / October 10, 2011 at 12:25 pm
Squid previously frozen, probably thawed a bit and then left to chill on ice cubes = no thanks. PS. Is it legal to sell seafood with radiation in it?
Troy S. Logan / October 10, 2011 at 01:53 pm
At the end (or the beginning) of the day, customer satisfaction is extremely important. I can definitely imagine a customer asking the question: "Do you know if your imported seafood is radiation-free?".
Ultimately, I am sure that I would have a hard time purchasing seafood described this way.
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Radioactive Man / October 10, 2011 at 07:20 pm
Never hurt me.
Sandman replying to a comment from J*town / October 10, 2011 at 09:33 pm
Is it legal to sell seafood with radiation in it? It is with mercury in it!
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