Salmon Virus Worries Restaurateurs

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NOVA SCOTIA — Some Nova Scotia foodservice operators are concerned following recent reports that specific farmed salmon in the province has been found to have infectious salmon anaemia, reports CBC News.

“My choices to not serve salmon were simply based on the fact that there are just too many unresolved issues right now,” said Michael Howell, the former owner of the Tempest Restaurant World Cuisine in Wolfville, as quoted by CBC News. “Any time any customer hears there are issues, they’sre going to be scared away.”

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has reported infectious salmon anaemia is not a risk to human health and that the disease only affects finfish.

In Canada, the non-disease-causing strain of infectious salmon anaemia is found in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.

For the complete salmon virus story, visit cbc.ca.

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