Worm In Package Of Fish At Spartanburg Costco; Video Goes Viral - WSPA.com

Worm In Package Of Fish At Spartanburg Costco; Video Goes Viral

Posted: Updated:
Worm found in package of fresh fish at Spartanburg Costco. Worm found in package of fresh fish at Spartanburg Costco.
SPARTANBURG, S.C. - A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral on the Internet.

The video posted on Facebook by Binh Nguyen has more than 227,000 shares.

Many of you wrote 7 On Your Side, asking is this safe? How can something like this happen? Can you get sick from eating this fish?

We took those questions straight to the source.

Craig Wilson, Vice President of Quality Assurance and Food Safety, confirms that a nematode was found in the package of wild pacific cod fillet earlier this month. A nematode is a parasitic roundworm.

"Although it's, quite frankly, disgusting, I wish I could tell you it's very very uncommon," said Wilson.

He said ground fish like cod and sole are prone to parasites called nematodes like the worm in the film.
The fish go through a candling process layed out on a lit table.

"Around these conveyor tables are employees of the seafood company that are doing nothing but looking for parasites," said Wilson.

He said it's rare to miss one of these worms, but also said the nematode poses no health risk to humans unless ingested along with raw cod. He said cod fish should always be cooked thoroughly before consumption.

He tells us the fish was not sold. It was instead removed from the case by managers.

Worm in Package of Fish at Spartanburg Costco; Video Goes Viral

A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral

A video showing a live parasitic worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral on the internet.
We asked some of your questions about this and hear Costco's response.
More>>

Worm In Package Of Fish At Spartanburg Costco; Video Goes Viral

A video showing a live worm inside a package of fresh fish at the Spartanburg Costco is going viral on the Internet.

More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • August Mugshots

    August Mugshots

    Monday, August 11 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-08-11 20:01:35 GMT
    August arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
    August arrests in Upstate South Carolina and western North Carolina.
  • Things You Only Hear in the South

    Things You Only Hear in the South

    Friday, June 20 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-06-21 00:10:48 GMT
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
    Here are a mess of words and phrases that make the South unique and awesome.
  • Officer Injured, Suspect & Stepfather Dead In Greenville Shooting

    Officer Injured, Suspect & Stepfather Dead In Greenville Shooting

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:59 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:59:41 GMT
    Authorities tell us Evan Casey Bennett, 23, fired several shots into the front doors of the main entrance of the LEC on McGee Street.  After exchanging gunfire with an officer in the parking lot, he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
    Authorities tell us Evan Casey Bennett, 23, fired several shots into the front doors of the main entrance of the LEC on McGee Street. After exchanging gunfire with an officer in the parking lot, he died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
  • Most Viewed Stories on WSPA.com

  • Top StoriesTop StoriesMore>>

  • Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Coroner: Security Guards Killed By Shotgun In Greenville Co.

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-09-02 17:14:19 GMT
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
    Autopsy results show two security guards found dead at the old Hollingsworth facility in Greenville were killed by shotgun. The Greenville County coroner released autopsy results Tuesday.
  • Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Thief Removes Power Meter During Spartanburg Co. Burglary

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:21:07 GMT
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
    Deputies say the burglar attempted to force his way in through the main pedestrian entrance to the building. However, that door has an alarm. Investigators believe, upon hearing the alarm activate, the thief removed the power meter to the building, which silenced the alarm.
  • Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Lockdown Lifted For 3 Spartanburg District Five Schools

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-09-02 16:12:30 GMT
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
    The lockdown of River Ridge, Berry Shoals and Florence Chapel has been lifted Tuesday morning. Law enforcement has informed the district that there is no longer a threat to schools in the area.
Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.