One avid fan of sushi and sashimi got an unexpected bonus with his meal – a 60-foot-long tapeworm!
The Doctors agree that they all love and eat sushi – although Urologist Dr. Jennifer Berman says, “I may not again!” And they have a few tips to make your sashimi is safe:
• If you’re really worried, stick to cooked sushi varieties.
• Saltwater fish are less likely to carry parasites.
• Atlantic fish are less likely to carry them than Pacific fish.
• Stick to sashimi-grade fish.
Any raw fish or meat product carries some risk, so be sensible, stick to sources you trust, and if you’re not sure about it – don’t eat it!