Eating raw seafood, such as sushi and sashimi, is a popular custom in Japan, and digestive disorders caused by the Anisakis parasite are a common occurrence. Though very hard to see with the naked eye, Anisakis worms can now be immediately detected and removed, thanks to the 'i-Spector'.
At the shop counter, the fish is placed in the i-Spector after filleting. The fish is inspected and only the Anisakis worms are illuminated,so they can be easily removed straightaway.
Due to the simple inspection procedure, you do not have to be an expert to spot and remove parasite. From sushi bars, to fishmongers, to seafood restaurants, any purveyor of raw seafood will benefit from this system. To find out more about the i-Spector, please contact your local Ishida Japan office or agent.
A project in collaboration with Tokyo University has researched and developed a waveband of light which only shows up Anisakis (patent pending). This means that the parasites are less likely to be overlooked.