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What should be done to raw fish before it is eaten raw?

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The FDA has issued an advisory to state and local regulatory agencies recommending that fish served raw, marinated, or partially cooked should be blast-frozen to -31 degrees F for 15 hours, or frozen by regular means to -10 degrees F or below for seven days. This does not ensure safety from bacteria; it only kills parasites.

PREPARED BY: Angela M. Fraser, Ph.D., Associate Professor/Food Safety Specialist, and Carolyn J. Lackey, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N., Professor/Food and Nutrition Specialist, North Carolina State University (August 2004)

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