Young's Gastro Thai Crusted Basa Fillets
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Young's Gastro Thai Crusted Basa Fillets

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Found 19th Apr 2013
Young's Gastro Thai Crusted Basa Fillets (Posh Frozen Fish)
(2 per pack - 320g)
Not listed on line
Normaly £3.99 or 2 for £6
Sainsburys on the A10 near Enfield only £1
2014 use by date not yellow stickered
Might be in other stores other flavours stil £3.99 might just be over stocked

18 Comments

Posh frozen fish ?????

Basa / River Cobbler is Vietnamese (freshwater) Catfish (farmed)

I dont eat Grey Mullet fished from this country because of its fondness for sewerage outfalls, how many sewerage works have you seen in Vietnam?

You can keep it even at £1

Voted hot as it is an excellent price if that is what you want.

This is what the BBC had to say

Watchdog has had several emails about a fish called river cobbler which … Watchdog has had several emails about a fish called river cobbler which is on sale at Asda and Tesco. It's also on sale at Sainsbury's where it's called basa. It comes from Vietnam and its proper name is pangasius.Some of you looked it up on the internet because you'd never heard of it before, and came across all sorts of horror stories claiming it's fill of toxins, such as arsenic, toxic metals and harmful pesticides.Lauren Antony from Lanarkshire emailed us to see if we could investigate this further and enlighten the nation, so we had a go.Five tests We sent a fish we bought in Asda to a lab, where the scientists did five tests to see if they could find some of the things the internet reports suggested they would.The lab told us they couldn't find detectable levels of any of those substances - which to all intent and purposes mean they weren't there.Now, as we only tested one fish, we can't say the scare stories are a load of cobblers - but we found no reason why anyone should worry.The supermarkets say they've done plenty of their own research too, and maintain that they wouldn't sell any product that they weren't confident in anyway


That BBC story is cobblers, it's based on rational research!

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This is what the BBC had to say



I worked in a job where I had to make reports on safety I covered myself by writing "Non detected" it didn't mean it wasn't there! It meant that if there was something and someone/thing came to grief my bottom was covered and I could not be prosecuted!

tinca

I worked in a job where I had to make reports on safety I covered myself … I worked in a job where I had to make reports on safety I covered myself by writing "Non detected" it didn't mean it wasn't there! It meant that if there was something and someone/thing came to grief my bottom was covered and I could not be prosecuted!



You don't have that job anymore then?

bonecrusher9000

You don't have that job anymore then?



Retired - age 56 !!!! good planning

great

brought today for £2 sadly not £1 @ north cheam sainsburys still quite nice tho..wouldnt pay £4

I knew nothing about the safety risks, but I'm just not that keen on Basa. Great price if you do like it though, so I have had to apply heat.

Banned

tinca

Posh frozen fish ?????Basa / River Cobbler is Vietnamese (freshwater) … Posh frozen fish ?????Basa / River Cobbler is Vietnamese (freshwater) Catfish (farmed)I dont eat Grey Mullet fished from this country because of its fondness for sewerage outfalls, how many sewerage works have you seen in Vietnam?How many times have you been to Vietnam??You can keep it even at £1Voted hot as it is an excellent price if that is what you want.

tobias7098

Eat it if you want but have a read at this … Eat it if you want but have a read at this first..http://www.dietmindspirit.org/2008/01/30/why-you-shouldnt-eat-this-fish-pangas-pangasius-vietnamese-river-cobbler-white-catfish-gray-sole/



Now THAT is cobblers. This is cheap, healthy food and in a world where 1 billion people live on next to nothing, we need more of it.

If you eat farmed salmon you are contributing to the demise of wild salmon. There are now zero wild salmon in Scottish and Irish rivers as the farmed ones have produced parasites and bacteria that have killed off all the wild ones. Also, they were found to have high levels of dioxins in (a poison only produced by man-made waste), this can only be due to whatever industrial waste they feed farmed salmon on. Just noting this so you know whatever farmed fish you eat you need to take caution.

I have tried Basa before and it made me wretch. It tasted of mud. Some people might like this but I hated it. Not voting on this, just commenting.

I used to love Young's fish fillets,then I noticed they tasted strange,I emailed them & they said it's because they had started using Basa fish,I don't like the taste of it at all so avoid all fillets now,Cod or Haddock for me.

Saw these the other day, bought 4..they are very nice, though a bit heavy on the lemongrass, they are also dry so a nice sauce goes well with them, a schwartz to a nice sweet chilli sauce for fish that goes down a treat, was about 40p from B & M!

Am now a bit concerned after reading that report, then again, pretty much all food these days is full of chemicals and rubbish.

tinca

Posh frozen fish ?????Basa / River Cobbler is Vietnamese (freshwater) … Posh frozen fish ?????Basa / River Cobbler is Vietnamese (freshwater) Catfish (farmed)I dont eat Grey Mullet fished from this country because of its fondness for sewerage outfalls, how many sewerage works have you seen in Vietnam?You can keep it even at £1Voted hot as it is an excellent price if that is what you want.

Must admit never seen any sewerage works there,it might be because I've never been!
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