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If Lutefisk Isn't a Seafood, Then What Exactly Is It?

Section 29.503(1)(d) of the Wisconsin statutes says quite clearly that many things, including crab, lobster, shrimp and a host of other delicacies, are in fact "seafood" under the law, "but not any canned fish or fish known as lutefisk."

From an interesting article in the Capital Times about how this law came to be. Nothing starts your day like a little legislative history about dried cod soaked in lye.


Bonnie, I can't offer any help in determining what lutefisk IS, but I can tell you that, at least in WIsconsin, it IS NOT a toxic substance--tho some may beg to differ! See Wis. Statutes 101.58(2)(j)2.

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