Eating in the Safe Zone
4. Take Risks with Open Eyes
There are times when I send caution to the wind. Although raw fish is on the list of foods we should avoid, I take my chances once a year and indulge in a few slices of sashimi. I know it was purchased that morning at a local fish market and kept on ice until it reached my mouth. When I mentioned this to my microbiologist friend, her response was, “You do know that the Japanese have the highest incidence of foodborne illness in the world—don’t you?” Gulp.
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