posted on Feb, 8 2011 @ 02:23 AM
Originally posted by StealthyKat
reply to post by alittleironic
First, let me just say "Who Dat!!!!" I'm in New Orleans too....and I don't know about all the reports of mass sickness....I don't know
anyone who had gotten sick from this. I'm sure there are some, especially those who worked in the cleanup...but as of now, I haven't seen it. Now,
those eating the seafood may wind up sick....I can't believe people are eating it. My son caught some blue crabs, and they had oil residue inside of
Would you mind describing to me what that oil residue looked like in the crabs? This past summer and fall I bought steamed blue crabs from a company
in Crisfield, MD that had some odd brownish coloration in a few of the crabs my wife and I opened. The brownish stain was in the body where the legs
were located. It certainly wasn't seasoning. It didn't have any smell of oil, however. But I'm 60 years old, lived in Maryland till I was 40 and
have had steamed crabs to eat most of my life. I have NEVER seen this in crabs before. Of course, even back then, a lot of Maryland steamed crabs
actually came out of Louisiana. My guess is that this is STILL continuing, and they are just labelling them as "from the Chesapeake Bay".
As an aside, do you know if crabs and other seafood are still being exported to other parts of the USA? I would imagine that a lot of folk native in
Louisiana aren't eating the crabs, so the buyers up north are probably able to get real good deals. And lying their asses off about where the crabs
are coming from.