Histamine Fish Poisoning is a rare but serious allergic reaction that’s caused when some scromboid species like tuna, mahi mahi, bluefish and mackerel are poorly handled and temperature abused, causing certain amino acids (histitides) to turn into histamines. Histamines cannot be detected in fish by common sensory evaluations like smell or taste and cannot be eliminated by cooking, canning or freezing the fish. Orca Bay does extensive histamine testing to ensure that our products are well under the FDA limit, but histamine poisoning can still occur if you let the fish get warm prior to cooking or mishandled on your way home from the store.

02/16/15

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Rub, rub, rub

Later in Spring 2015, Orca Bay will have a line of 5 oz, single portioned Alaska Cod and Keta Salmon, rubbed with delicious flavor combinations from Maple Bourbon and Garlic & Red Pepper. Rubs are great not only for their versatility but also because they pack a lot of flavor without added fat. Make your […]

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