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Are raw and lightly marinated seafood such as sushi and ceviche safe?
Consuming raw fish is slightly riskier than eating cooked products, primarily because parasites may be present. To minimize the risk, do not eat raw or marinated seafood unless the fish has been adequately frozen to ensure that any parasites are destroyed. In countries where raw fish dishes are traditional, the fish are usually frozen before preparation. Freezing at 0 to 18 F for 48 hours will kill any parasites that may be present; however, for larger fish four to five days may be required. Commercially frozen fish are usually held at even colder temperatures and are essentially free of parasites.