I've had some bacon in the freezer for a few weeks, got it out and fried it up today, and it tastes like fish.
Is it still good to eat?
- No, there was no fish in the freezer
- No, there was no fish cooked on the frying pan previouslyl
I raise my own pigs and don't feed them any fish. I feed all kinds of fruit, avos, eggs, acacia tree leaves, red apple succulent etc. All past pigs were excellent and not fishy. I never had the fish taste problem before this"girl" pig. It tastes like fish when cooked. It is like fresh fish, not fishy bad fish. It does not smell like fish or good or bad. I was wondering if it had to do with her having had a hip injury when she was young. She limped and did not run around much. Some other parts do not taste like fish. I keep it in the deep freezer well wrapped with no fish. I ate it and it seems fine.
My hypothesis is that this has nothing to do with fish. However, when fat goes rancid, it can take on a "fishy" aroma/taste. It would be useful to know how how your bacon was handled before you froze it, how long it was in that state, how it was wrapped for freezing, and how long it was in the freezer.