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Re: Is canned tuna "raw" ? [Edited]
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Re: Is canned tuna "raw" ? [Edited]

Commercially canned food is first packed raw in the can (or bottle); whatever additives they will use, like water, are added; then the cans and lids are heated and sealed together in some process.

[Edit: I guess I didn't make it clear...the sealing of the can MUST be done at a temperature higher, and for a longer time, than any cooking that a person would normally give the food in their kitchen. Yes, it is is overcooked, by kitchen standards. That is why you aren't poisoned from eating it.]

Frozen food likely goes through some form of 'blanching' (dipping in hot water), or is even fully cooked before packaging and deep-freezing at really low temperatures.

The fish canneries were usually on the shore, near the docks where the fishing boats came in, although I've heard something of processing 'at sea'. The canneries were/are called 'packers', because that's what they do...pack the fish in cans.

The whole operation was based on getting the catch from the first boats in to the nearest fish packing facility, and getting the fastest workers packing and canning the first shipment to market.

The very best prices could be had by the first people throughout the system. Then brokers and wholesalers and retailers got into the act, each taking an additional mark-up, raising the end price to the consumer.

I think the do-it-all-yourself system is better...there is nothing like fish you've caught and prepared yourself, and garden fresh fruits and vegetables. Num!

My best,


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