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Does eating undercooked shrimp cause food poisoning?


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December 27, 2008 1:27PM

It can, but eating undercooked shrimp does not guarantee illness. That will depend on whether or not the raw shrimp carries the disease-causing microbes. But do not eat undercooked seafood. The risk is too great.

One form of foodborne illness that some people don't realize is the use of sulfites on shrimp. Sulfites are used for color retention and many people are allergic to sulfites. Another concern is the use of antibiotics in farm-raised shrimp. See Related Links.