Infected salmon declared fit for human consumption by Canadian Food Inspection Agency
For the first time, Canada’s food safety regulator is allowing Nova Scotia salmon infected with a flu-like virus to be processed for supermarkets and restaurants.
Last week the Canadian Food Inspection Agency declared fit for human consumption 240,000 Atlantic salmon with infectious salmon anemia — a disease it says poses no risk to human heath. The ruling is the first time the CFIA has opted not to destroy fish carrying the virus since it started regulating the fish farming industry in 2005.
Because the U.S. won’t import fish with the virus, the fresh whole salmon, fillets and steaks will have to find dinner plates to land on somewhere in Canada.
Influenza is one of those viruses that is adept at jumping the species barrier. Too much risk. Sobey's is trying but it sounds like it won't matter because they won't know which fish have it and which don't.
I'm going to have to take up fishing again and just get my own fish. Sheesh.