Sushi wars

Via Joanne Kate (Globe and Mail Nov 20th) :

Sushi wars: Sheela Basrur, Ontario’s chief medical officer of health, announced that there will be a three-month review of the ban on fresh (never-frozen) sushi fish.

But it has also been announced that as of Jan. 1, 2005, all fish served raw, or semi-raw, must first be frozen or purchased from a wholesaler that has frozen the fish, and restaurants will have to prove that their fish has been frozen.

Some sushi chefs met with the bureaucrats to contest the new regulation, but it has not been rescinded.

Sushi aficionados who are not enthusiastic about eating tuna mush may wish to sign the e-petition against this silly new law. You can find it at


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