Rainbow trout cannot be salmon: expert
Shanghai Consumer Council held a public discussion on Tuesday to discuss the relation between rainbow trout and salmon and whether raw rainbow trout is safe to eat, thepaper.cn reported.
According to a professor from Shanghai Ocean University, rainbow trout can not be labeled as salmon but it is safe to eat raw if it is raised in clean conditions.
Noticeably, Norwegian Food Safety Authority also announced that it is safe to eat farmed Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout from Norway without freezing. Studies confirm that it is unlikely to find the parasites such as Anisakis in those species, according to the Norwegian authority. Additionally, any parasites found in food intended to be consumed raw or almost raw must be reported to the authority.
Experts ask for more detailed standards to regulate the industry in China.