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Urgh, I found a worm in my fish and chips .....

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Levanna Mon 24-Jan-05 22:23:16

this evening. It was curled up between the batter and fish . Just glad it wasn't in DD's portion!

misdee Mon 24-Jan-05 22:23:32


SPARKLER1 Mon 24-Jan-05 22:23:38

Yuk - did you complain?

Aero Mon 24-Jan-05 22:24:58

Not baby dd's Levanna!
Seriously - yuk! Hope you complained!

kid Mon 24-Jan-05 22:26:31

ergh, thats really horrible. glad you found it before you bit into it!

Levanna Mon 24-Jan-05 22:28:27

nope Aero, she's happily eaing me as I type, on the other hand, fish is DD1's fave!
I've covered the whole plate in clingfilm and bunged it in the freezer!

edam Mon 24-Jan-05 22:35:48

apparently fish are often worm-infested. yuck. makes me glad I'm a veggie.

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 22:43:22

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Aero Mon 24-Jan-05 22:44:56

fimblesfan Mon 24-Jan-05 22:46:25


Levanna Mon 24-Jan-05 22:47:13

Strangely Edam, I think I might just be a recent convert!
Socci, that's what I said (well more like "WTF is that doing there!"). I have no idea, maybe food safety at environmental health will be able to shed some light!

Aero Mon 24-Jan-05 22:50:45

Maybe you'll get free fish and chips for life!!! Complete with free worm!

sparkle Mon 24-Jan-05 22:50:54

Gross isn't it!

I have found worms in fish on two occasions, one being frozen breaded cod and the other in a fresh cod fillet from a fish counter. Apparently cod worms are very common and they lie along the belly of the fish and it is the cooking of it that makes them appear. Not supposed to do you any harm but imagine if you ate one by mistake. Needless to say I am now avoiding cod.

SPARKLER1 Mon 24-Jan-05 22:53:50

I will never eat fish again.

fimblesfan Mon 24-Jan-05 22:54:17

thanx sparkle you have made up my mind fish is definately off the menu 4 me in future.

Levanna Mon 24-Jan-05 23:20:09

Aero, imagine! Unfortunately this has rendered me unable to eat anything other than McVities choccie digestives (oh, and hob nobs) for the forseeable future.
Sparkle that's awful! I had no idea this happens. Actualy makes me feel better - I have probably ingested loads of the little $ods before now, and they haven't done me any harm so far!

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 23:31:19

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BigGayDad Mon 24-Jan-05 23:48:07

Levenna, at our local chippy they'd charge us extra for that.Think yourself lucky!!

Levanna Tue 25-Jan-05 00:33:06

BGD, maybe it was a freebie....I hope the complaint process doesn't offend anyone there .

essbee Tue 25-Jan-05 01:06:21

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woodpops Tue 25-Jan-05 09:28:52

Ugh, that's put me off of chippie fish and chips. I'll stick to the mushy peas and mint sauce.

Socci Tue 25-Jan-05 09:52:20

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mamadadawahwah Tue 25-Jan-05 10:43:20

Though it appears disgusting the worms feed off of the fish, so even if you ate it, you are actually only eating fish (plus worm body). did they charge you extra for it?

Levanna Tue 25-Jan-05 10:43:55

I don't know socci. Sounds like a parasitic worm rather than fish food, from what people have said.

Levanna Tue 25-Jan-05 10:49:32

like a caterpillar would only be a little bag of veg? Or a slug for that matter! It makes those bush tucker trials seem tame you've shattered the illusion mdw!

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