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Why has my saltfish turned pink?

Asked: Martin Lessard, Last Updated:

Properly cured cod should remain white or ivory in colour, even after long-term storage. If the cod has developed a yellow or red hue, it has become oxidised or been affected by microorganisms. Discoloured salt cod should be discarded.

FAQ

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