Food poisoning at Garden of Eden?

12/12/2008:

I received a couple emails about some bad incidents with the fish over at Garden of Eden supermarket (226 Washington St.)

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Scombroid poisoning from local supermarket?

“I just wanted to inform you about an incident I had with Garden of Eden. I bought a piece of salmon from there, cooked it and ate it for dinner 2 nights ago. I got food poisoning and was sick all night and all day yesterday-violently ill. The same thing happened a few months ago to my brother who bought a “fresh” piece of tuna from there. He broke out in hives and was sick all night. We initially thought it was an allergic reaction but then we found out later that the symptoms were related to a type of food poisoning caused by bad, old fish (called scombroid poisoning).

The store is completely over priced, which would be fine if you are getting quality goods. But now that we have had 2 terrible circumstances with in a few short months, we will never go back.

I think this is something the rest of Hoboken should be aware of.”

When I asked the reader if they contacted the management of the store, “the manager said he would give me a refund if i brought in the receipt but i had thrown it out…a gift certificate for canned goods prob wouldve been a nice gesture…”

This is why Hoboken411 likes pizza, FYI.

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46 Comments on "Food poisoning at Garden of Eden?"

mooshu
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mooshu

[quote comment=”122905″]Best raw fish locally IMHO is in the Japanese supermarket in Edgewater. I’ve also gotten poultry parts, thinly sliced meats, and many frozen and non-perishable products there, too, and I have never been disappointed in the quality.[/quote]

Elaine, I love Mitsuwa. The last thing I got from there was the eel :)!

cinghiale
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cinghiale

[quote comment=”122903″]Mooshu — I’m betting Francois the fish guy is the one at GoE. I found his display of knowledge annoying, while cinghiale appreciated it. A chacon a son gout.[/quote]

Yeah he’s the fishmonger at GOE.

Here’s another reason to shop at GOE: COO/Country of Origin labels. When you see those six-packs of garlic that come in one package, and it says “Product of China” on it, can you imagine how many pesticides some Chinese farmer soaked the ground with to make sure they grow big and fast? If their use of lead paint in toys is any indication, it’s sort of scary some people would eat their food.

hobokendave
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hobokendave

I was excited when GoE opened, as I used to stop in the GoE in chelsea on my way home from work all the time. I had one experience with mold on fresh pierogies, I had the receipt (since I charge everything and save my receipts) I got an apology and a refund.

But their prices are too high. The market at First and Washington is cheaper, e.g., the same olive oil is $4 CHEAPER there. Same for Kings, some of the smaller markets on Washington are actually cheaper. And for fresh meat or fish A&P and ShopRite are WAY cheaper than both Kings and GoE.

That said, since I gave up keeping a car a few years back (it’s actually cheaper to rent a car once a week from Enterprise than to pay car insurance!), I have purchased a “granny cart” and go to the A&P or ShopRite… both of which will deliver your groceries for a small fee too.

BTW, placing a higher priced sticker over a lower price… may not be legal (which is why so many stores post the prices on the shelf and then can change the price in the computer at will). And if the price on the shelf is lower than what it scans, they have to honor that price. I’ve pulled this at CVS many times, that store always forgets to pull down the weekly special tags off the shelfs.

Springtime
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Springtime

Elaine, thanks for the suggestion. I’ve never thought of the Japanese supermarket for fish but pass it all the time. I’ll try it!

LttlMichey
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LttlMichey

[quote comment=”122894″][quote comment=”122848″]Is there a trader joes around here? Goe is always messing w prices too. On most products u see one price tag over another. Price on top is always at least a dollar more than original price. This is on stuff like poland spring water where I can’t imagine cost of production being so much higher to necessitate passing along a 1.50 increase on a gallon of water.[/quote]

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I go to the one in Edgewater (River Road). But I hear that the one in Paramus is bigger![/quote]

The TJ’s in Paramus is really nice. Whenever I go to my parent’s house I make sure to stop there. Since I don’t have a car I’m usually stuck going to the one in the city which has turned into a nightmare with lines out the door and people running into you with their carts. But their prices can’t be beat so there are times I just have to suck it up and go. At least the TJ’s wine store is next door!

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