Japan urged to abandon the purchase of toxic puffer fish
MOSCOW, 16 Jan — RIA Novosti. The authorities of the Aichi prefectural government issued a warning where advise to refrain from eating the poisonous fugu fish from local supermarkets, says the Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun.
According to the newspaper, the supermarket in Super Tatsuya Toyokawa, sold five packages containing the liver of the fish-Fugue. The President of the company apologized for the incident.
“Do not eat it and return to the supermarket”, — stated in the prevention of the Prefecture.
The company representatives said that the supermarket was selling fugu for a long time, as I was confident in the safety of the product.
The supermarket sold “Yorito-fugu” (yorito fugu), which is less toxic than other types of fish, said the company.
The representatives added that the supermarket and I brought back four boxes. Fifth, the buyer contacted the store and was told that the fish eaten without adverse health effects.
Puffer fish (Blowfish) in Japan is considered a delicacy, however the liver and internal organs of this fish contain the poison tetrodotoxin. Improper cooking can become life-threatening. The sale of fugu liver, regardless of the fish species prohibited by the Japanese Ministry of health.