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Why is Alaskan pollock used in fast food?

Asked: Brunda Scoot, Last Updated:

Alaska pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus), a species of cod (Gadus), is an edible fish found in the North Pacific ocean. Compared with common pollock, Alaska pollock is milder in taste, whiter in color, and lower in oil content. It is a popular choice for fast food restaurants, for example in the McDonald's Filet-O-Fish.

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    Firm in texture, their flavor isn't the strongest, though they're thought to have a distinctive mineral-y iodine shrimp flavor. White shrimp tend to be a little more tender and sweet. ... Just don't expect a vibrantly hued patch of shrimp at the market—pink shrimp can range from white to gray in color.

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    In 16% of cooked, ready-to-eat shrimp, we found several bacteria, including vibrio and E. coli. Those bacteria can potentially cause illnesses such as food poisoning—which could include diarrhea and dehydration—and, in rare instances, can even prove fatal. As for raw shrimp, it gets worse.

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    For most healthy people who choose to eat raw or undercooked seafood, it may only pose a small health risk but for others the risk can be severe. ... Major types of food poisoning that can result from eating raw or undercooked fish and shellfish include Salmonella and Vibrio vulnificus.

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    “The white crawfish have a genetic mutation early in the whole process of making pigments, so they don't make any. That's why they're completely white,” Lutz said. “No pigment at all.”

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