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'Someone' has eaten uncooked fish fingers...

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 15:15

I have discovered an empty packet of 10 frozen Birds Eye Cod Fish Fingers. Because of who was at home at the time, either a young DC or the cat, or both of them together, must have eaten them. Obviously neither of them can tell me who, but the way the cardboard box is ripped looks like the DC has opened it rather than the cat. I don't know if the DC opened and ate them, the DC opened but the cat ate them, or the DC opened and they shared them. The packet had been out of a freezer for a couple of hours, so would have been softer than frozen, but hadn't yet been cooked. I am worried about the health implications - for example food poisoning, upset stomachs or worse, although I imagine freezing would have killed any parasites and bacteria? - and searching online hasn't provided anything helpful. Any medics or others with relevant experience who can advise please?

Many thanks in advance.

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BackOnceAgainWithABurnerEmail · 19/05/2019 15:17

They’re already cooked, the cooking at home just reheats then. They’ve been frozen too. If they are sick it’ll be from eating 10!

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Unshriven · 19/05/2019 15:19

They'll probably be fine.

I'd be more worried about 10 fishfingers festering under a sofa or something.

But..why were you defrosting them? Where was the adult? How clever is your cat?

So many questions...

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dementedpixie · 19/05/2019 15:20

Why were they out? They cook from frozen

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dalmatianmad · 19/05/2019 15:22

If your child is old enough to open a packet of semi defrosted fish fingers then surely they are old enough to tell you?

Where was the adult when this was happening?!

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purplecorkheart · 19/05/2019 15:24

I am guessing they would have tasted so yuck that toddler would have spat them out. Most likely it is the cat or check in toy box under sofa etc.

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 15:24

That's reassuring, thanks, Back. Yes, I'm hoping the cat has eaten all or at least the majority of them!

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chickensdontpocktheypeck · 19/05/2019 15:27

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dalmatianmad · 19/05/2019 15:31

Is this a wind up or have you had too much Gin today BB??

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LizTaylorsFabulousTurban · 19/05/2019 15:34

If the young DC were home alone they can tell you if they ate them? They can't be too young to talk and old enough to be left unsupervised? Weird thread!

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stucknoue · 19/05/2019 15:35

Even my dog wouldn't eat half frozen fish fingers! But even if they were raw I don't think they would do any harm, they freeze sushi fish to kill the bugs then thaw to eat raw!

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 15:36

I intend to ignore any judgements, overactive imaginations and nasty comments from one or 2 pps. If I had wanted those then I would have posted in AIBU. I posted here because I am seeking genuine helpful replies to my OP, and so thank you to any pps for kindly providing that.

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 15:41

However, for the avoidance of doubt, I can confirm that no starving DCs or cats have been left home alone by any gin-sozzled DMs.

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BernardsarenotalwaysSaints · 19/05/2019 15:42

chickens you’ve never met my eldest! She ate butter & cat biscuits as a young toddler when chocolate & the biscuits tin we’re both easier to reach.

Gin as has already been put ff are already cooked, you’re only really reheating them at home. I too would be more worried that they’re lurking somewhere.

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BernardsarenotalwaysSaints · 19/05/2019 15:43

Were not we’re

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chickensdontpocktheypeck · 19/05/2019 15:44

This place is insane. Why was my comment deleted? Because I said whoever ate them was obviously hungry? Stating the bloody obvious 🤣

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NameChangeMcgee · 19/05/2019 15:44

Given that someone's dh are fat balls I don't think frozen fish fingers are that much of a stretch! 😂

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NameChangeMcgee · 19/05/2019 15:45

Are, not are obs

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Amber0685 · 19/05/2019 15:48

Check the box OP. It should say 'fully cooked' if so they are fine.

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Hecateh · 19/05/2019 15:53

Apparently, as a young child, I was twice found under the table tucking in
The first time was a packet of butter and the second time a packet of cigarettes.
[I definitely wasn't starving but I have no idea why Grin

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GetKnitted · 19/05/2019 15:55

I have never seen a fish finger that was cooked before freezing. That would be silly. The fish just cooks really quickly. The cat will be fine having eaten raw fish and probably the DC too, but I would keep a bucket handy for any sicking up that might happen!

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 16:15

I've checked the box and can only find a reference to 'lightly fried' rather than previously cooked.

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 16:31

Online searching before posting, it seemed to have happened to others, either adults by mistake, or DCs - including one making a habit of it. No real information about outcomes though unfortunately.

Growing up, my then-toddler DB apparently ate a worm in the garden, and on a separate occasion downed an adult's drink at a garden party, (spirit and mixer), before anyone had time to react. These stories go down in funny family folklore, but at the time it's not so funny. Hopefully we'll be laughing about this too one day!

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 16:33

Buckets at the ready, anyway...

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GraceMarks · 19/05/2019 17:10

I don't think a cat would eat something that was frozen, so it was probably the dc! I wouldn't worry too much, but I would also just check under the sofa/in the sock drawer etc and make sure they haven't been stashed somewhere. Otherwise there'll be a very unpleasant smell in a few days' time.

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BBInGinDrinking · 19/05/2019 17:15

I've looked, but I'd be very surprised if the FFs are lurking anywhere, as I'm sure the cat wouldn't let them go to waste - a big, clever, eternally hungry, serial thief of a beast, and known to work in fairly regular naughty cahoots with DCs.

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