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Is it common to find worm-like infestations in scallops?
It is not uncommon to find an occasional parasitic nematode (round worm) in scallops. They are most often noticed when the scallops are being heated in a skillet. When thoroughly cooked, the product is safe to eat but may be rejected because of aesthetic qualities. Freezing the raw scallops for 2 days at 0 degrees F. will kill viable parasites. This is the same principle as freezing pork to kill any trichinae that might be present.