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Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

They had shrimp on today (Sunday) but I didn't hear them say where they come from and the description I saw didn't say.  Are they from Asia?  Did you hear anything about whre they are sourced?  THANKS!

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

Excellent question. Where are they from, and are they wild or farm raised ? That kind of information should be required for all food items, especially seafood.

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I would be shocked if they were actually wild caught in the US. They are most likely farmed and probably in Asia. I went to what I think is the vendors website and saw a blurb on sustainability but not one word on sourcing. 

 

Anderson Seafoods has their headquaters in Anaheim, CA and I don't remember CA having commercial shrimp boats when I lived there. 

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

If they don't tell, they don't want you to know.  If you notice, when anything is from the U.S. they repeat that over and over. When no mention is made, well, use your imagiation! 'Nuf said!   docsgirl

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

It's too bad they don't qualify the source of the shrimp.  For that reason, as I figure if they were from the US they would be shouting it from the rooftops, I would be led to believe that they are from SE Asia.

 

I have tried to eat shrimp from SE Asia.  One time I purchased some from the grocery store and, like an idiot, didn't look for the source info on the packaging.   The problem for me was that it made my throat close up.   

 

I am NOT allergic to shrimp or anything, as I love shrimp.  But I find that I cannot consume shrimp from Southeast Asia without problems.

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

If it's not said and not easy to find out, I assume Asia too.

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@jaxs mom wrote:

I would be shocked if they were actually wild caught in the US. They are most likely farmed and probably in Asia. I went to what I think is the vendors website and saw a blurb on sustainability but not one word on sourcing. 

 

Anderson Seafoods has their headquaters in Anaheim, CA and I don't remember CA having commercial shrimp boats when I lived there. 


@jaxs mom. I also went to what I think is their website & looked uner the shrimp category in the column on the left.  Theycited several locations but didn't specify any one source.  So it sounds like it could come from anywhere.  No help whatsoever. 

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

From the mommy shrimp.

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Re: Where Do the Shrimp Come From?

Shrimp (and any fish)  from Asia  are farmed in terribly dirty/unsanitary  water. Like the slums.The people live in houseboats with poor sanitation.

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brewhaha wrote:

From the mommy shrimp.


 

...and what language does she speak?  Smiley Wink