Health Tip: Enjoy Raw Seafood Safely11/19/13
(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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