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November 1997 Issue

Is Sushi Safe to Eat? The Raw Facts May Make Your Skin Crawl

Q. I keep hearing about the health risks of eating raw fish. Does that mean I shouldn't eat sushi? A. That depends on what odds you're willing to take. Sushi, a Japanese-style rolled delicacy that often contains raw fish is considered highbrow fare. And sushi, as well as sashimi (raw fish alone), is safe, if the fish has been commercially frozen, then thawed. If it hasn't been, you may be risking an illness

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