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ArrowSmith Oct 5, 2009 12:29 PM

No not the faux-stuff like California rolls, but the real raw fish. I know the chances of catching a parasite are pretty low, or these places would go out of business. But, all you need to do is catch one of those nasty critters to have a a really bad year. Can anyone assuage my fears?

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    dump123456789 RE: ArrowSmith Oct 5, 2009 12:47 PM

    Have you compared the parasite rates from sushi to the E-Coli rates from various foods ?

    1. absurdnerdbird RE: ArrowSmith Oct 5, 2009 12:53 PM

      I'm not a sushi "expert" but my understanding is that most fish that is intended to be served raw should be frozen at a low enough temperature for long enough to kill parasites. I'm not sure to what extent or how this is enforced at the restaurant level.

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        ArrowSmith RE: ArrowSmith Oct 5, 2009 12:54 PM

        So basically anything but salmon is considered safe? How do you know that the salmon sashimi isn't fresh water?

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          goodhealthgourmet RE: ArrowSmith Oct 5, 2009 01:04 PM

          it depends on where you eat, but the salmon served at many sushi places is actually smoked, and therefore no more risky than the other fish.

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