31 May '17, 10am

How safe is your sashimi and sushi?

SINGAPORE: Stringent standards and checks are in place to lower the risks from consuming sashimi and sushi, and consumers should only buy such products from credible sources, advised Singapore-based suppliers and supermarkets selling raw seafood products. Earlier in May, Japanese and Western authorities issued warnings about the rising number of infections by the parasitic Anisakis worm, caused by eating raw seafood. In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, Singapore’s Ministry of Health noted that there are risks involved in consuming raw fish as “harmful bacteria, viruses and parasites may be present”. “Vulnerable groups, such as young children, pregnant women, elderly persons, or those with chronic illnesses such as diabetes, should exercise caution by avoiding the consumption of raw fish,” said a spokesperson. This was echoed by the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authorit...

Full article: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/singapore/how-safe-is...

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