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05-30-2016, 05:13 PM
That's why you probably shouldn't go for cheap conveyor belt sushi, you maybe feasting artificial/chemical colors the same time as bad sashimi.


Sushi Crackdown: Officials collect raw fish samples to run chemical dye tests

Thailand went into a panic when police busted street vendors for making “fake” orange juice from food color and sweetener last week. As if that wasn’t enough, here comes more shocking news for those who try to eat “healthy.”

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has collected sushi samples from five department stores for testing after a professor shared her scary sushi lab results on social media.

Dr. Nantarika Chansue, an aquatic lives expert from Chulalongkorn University, conducted a simple experiment on her Japanese dinner and found out that the raw fish she had planned to eat was dyed pink.


ABOVE: A comparison of raw fish samples from the same restaurant after one was left in water for five minutes (left). The other sample didn’t touch water (right). Photo: Dr. Nantarika Chansue

Dr. Nantarika’s experiment was a simple one. She just left a sample of her tuna in water for five minutes. In that time, the color surprisingly came off, revealing white meat.

“I ordered a sushi set from a popular chain restaurant and, as a fish doctor, I just couldn’t eat it. The color of the tuna was unnaturally pink,” she wrote in a Facebook post that went viral on Wednesday.

Dr. Paisal Dunkum, deputy secretary-general of the FDA, said that it is illegal to dye raw meat and that violators could face up to two years imprisonment and a fine of THB20,000.

He advised consumers to observe fish’s color and judge whether it seems natural for their own safety, according to Thai PBS.


05-31-2016, 05:32 AM
I hate sushi. So I'm good on this. Stupid hipster friends eat it like crack and tried to get me to always come with them to the Japanese restaurant we have in town... gah so gross. wanted to puke.