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Raw fish and shellfish

Raw oysters can make people sick because of Vibrio, bacteria that occurs naturally in coastal waters. They have also been linked to norovirus.
Raw fish, meanwhile, can contain vibrio as well as salmonella and parasites such as anisakid nematodes. The worms can cause gastrointestinal pain, nausea, and vomiting and lead to complications like digestive bleeding, bowel obstruction, or anaphylaxis. “Sushi is off my menu,” Richards said.

The 8 foods a health inspector will never eat

During her career as a health inspector, Lynn K. Richards has seen it all — and as a result, there are a few foods she knows better than to put on her plate.

We’ve rounded up eight items that Richards – who is a food-safety consultant and trainer – will never touch.

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