NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – What’s not safe to eat?
A new study has found that shrimp, oysters and mackerel are safe to consume, but crabs are not.
Researchers from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge said their findings show that eating shrimp, lobster, and macfish at restaurants in New York and New Jersey was not safe.
They said that the risk of contracting foodborne illness after eating these foods has not been adequately studied.
The researchers did not specify what foods were deemed unsafe for humans.
Shrimp and other seafood can be eaten raw or cooked, but they can also be fried, braised, grilled or baked.
Mackerel is usually sold in fresh or dried form.
Sharks, oyster and crab are usually caught by hand.
They are commonly sold in canned or frozen form and are commonly used for cooking and preparing food for people.
People have reported eating the seafood at New York City restaurants, according to the study, which was published online on Wednesday.
The study was funded by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of China.