Good day to you all,
I have a mental migraine trying to understand whether im understanding the regs properly or not.
So we buy Mackerel, Sprats Herring, ocasionaly wild salmon but usually Farmed salmon.
My understanding of this Reg is that at some point from being caught by the fisherman there must be a freezing process undertaken to ensure the death of known parasites such as Nemotodes.
Now from what i understand from local fisherman etc is that for example today there could be landed 500KG of mackerel that is then sent to market that day and sold as is to Mr and Mrs smith who could then take it home and cook it to be eaten. This would not have undergone the freezing requirement to control the known hazard.
So would this be ilegal by the definition of the reg???
Additionally if i buy these fish and then store as fresh chilled, and cold smoke them for sale as ready to cook products or in the case of SALMON ready to eat raw..... would this not also be ilegal if it has not undergone the freezing process?
im told and advised that this has been done this way time in memorial but its got me left thinking WTF is right to be legal and to incorporate in to my HACCP plan...
on the one hand im reading to say it must be frozen to kill parrasites regardless of whether we sell it as RTC or RTE but then im being told in the real world of fish markets they are not being potentialy frozen from landing to market stall for Mr Mrs Smith.....unless they freeze on boat / defrost by landing to class as fresh...
Man i got a headache
please somone clear this up for me....