The Basa fish ( Pangasius Fillets) is sold in the form of frozen fillets all around Europe at a very cheap price, which is why it’s so popular. However, this fish from Vietnam is very low in quality and can endanger your health!
The Basa fish ( Pangasius Fillets) is cultivated near the Mekong River in Vietnam, one of the most polluted rivers in the world. The fish is cultivated in sewage pools which contain high levels of toxins and bacteria that end up in the meat. Besides this, the meat has been found to contains heavy metals, chlorate, isomers, hexachlorobenzene and other harmful compounds. The USA has banned the import of the Basa fish due to the high levels of contaminants in the meat as well as due to the suspicion that it contains antibiotics.