New Moon’s response to the netizen: “The dark patches on the abalone was due to a phenomenon known as ‘bluing’. It is a non-aesthetic outlier resulted from the heat generated during sterilization process on retained body fluid pigment(s) in the abalone. We would like to have your assurance that no food safety, organoleptic or nutrition implications were involved.”
A netizen shared photographs of her newly opened can of abalone… with some mouldy surprise in it.
According to the netizen, this can of abalone is meant to expire in 2019. She had just opened a previous can from the same batch of abalones with the same expiry date, but only this particular can had a mouldy abalone in it.
She has informed New Moon about the mould but would like to spread awareness to other netizens.