So I went to my local (SF) fish market to pick up my fish and when I asked the butcher to grind the fish and throw in an onion and a carrot (like I have done for years), he said he couldn't do it anymore. It seems that there are new health dept regulations that no food, other than the fish can be mixed in the grinder. He said it had to do with bacterial contamination. OY!
Has anyone else heard of this? Is it just SF, CA, or the whole country? It is not a kosher market, so that is not the issue.