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Health Tip: Enjoy Raw Seafood Safely

Health Tip: Enjoy Raw Seafood Safely

11/19/13

(HealthDay News) -- Before you dig into your sashimi, make sure the raw seafood you're about to enjoy is safe to eat.

The U.S. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers these guidelines for raw seafood safety:

  • Raw seafood is generally safe for most people in good health who are not at increased risk of foodborne illness. Exceptions include people with weakened immune systems, gastrointestinal illness and pregnant women.
  • Babies, young children, seniors and anyone with an alcohol problem should avoid eating raw or partially cooked seafood.
  • Only consume raw seafood at a reputable restaurant with a highly trained chef.
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