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Can You Spot the Conflict of Interest?

Bright Sushi, Red Flag

By Kelley Herring

With its appetizing hue, sushi tuna (ahi) is hard to resist. The fish must be really fresh to have such a bright shade of red. Right?

Not exactly. It is treated with carbon monoxide - the gas that streams from the tailpipe of your car and is deadly when inhaled. When “applied” to tuna, it reacts with the heme proteins in the fish, imparting the cherry color.

Avoid sushi tuna. While the coloring process may be considered “safe” by industry standards, there’s no long-term evidence that it is. And if carbon monoxide is deadly when you breathe it in, that certainly is enough to raise an eyebrow… if not a red flag.

simply incredible.
very clever though.

From a sushi chef…

Learn to distinguish between carbon monoxide treated tuna and tuna that hasnt.

Tuna that has not will have sort of a reddish brown color, where as tuna that has been treated will be pink.

Not all maguro and otoro are treated in this manner.

I’m no scientist obviously, but some things remain inert in a particular form. Inhaling CM may be deadly to inhale, but completely harmless to ingest.

Come on guys, what’s the conflict of interest? I was chuckling over it almost immediately.

[quote]Iron Dwarf wrote:
I’m no scientist obviously, but some things remain inert in a particular form. Inhaling CM may be deadly to inhale, but completely harmless to ingest. [/quote]

I’m a Food Scientist and I believe you are probably right. To me it’s more an issue of trying to pass off tuna as being very fresh.

[quote]on edge wrote:
Come on guys, what’s the conflict of interest? I was chuckling over it almost immediately.[/quote]

A woman called “Herring” is talking about Tuna.

I believe the first response knew; however, I’ll state the obvious.

Kelley Herring is the author.

Herring is a fish.

The author is saying don’t eat a certain type of fish.

The supermarket does this to your salmon too, in fact most supermarkets gas most meat to make it look redder and better than gray fish and beef.
Which is the problem with supermarket meat.

[quote]itsthetimman wrote:
I believe the first response knew; however, I’ll state the obvious.

Kelley Herring is the author.

Herring is a fish.

The author is saying don’t eat a certain type of fish.[/quote]

There ya go boys. We have Herring bashing Tuna.

I was beginning to think I was going to have to drag Nephorm out of retirement for that one.

[quote]swissrugby67 wrote:
on edge wrote:
Come on guys, what’s the conflict of interest? I was chuckling over it almost immediately.

A woman called “Herring” is talking about Tuna.

[/quote]

Just when I thought I could be first…

[quote]itsthetimman wrote:
I believe the first response knew; however, I’ll state the obvious.

Kelley Herring is the author.

Herring is a fish.

The author is saying don’t eat a certain type of fish.[/quote]

That would make it ironic, not a conflict of interest.

[quote]LankyMofo wrote:
itsthetimman wrote:
I believe the first response knew; however, I’ll state the obvious.

Kelley Herring is the author.

Herring is a fish.

The author is saying don’t eat a certain type of fish.

That would make it ironic, not a conflict of interest.
[/quote]

Sorry. As someone pointed out earlier today, I’m retarded.

It’s probably a red Herring.

Sorry…

[quote]50_Caliber wrote:
It’s probably a red Herring.

Sorry…[/quote]

Kelley does have red hair

[quote]on edge wrote:
Come on guys, what’s the conflict of interest? I was chuckling over it almost immediately.[/quote]

It’s a red herring, truly.

Wow, that went right over my head.

I like waffles

with herring.

SB