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Diario Córdoba, 2015-09-13

How to prevent Anisakis? (ES)

According to the law, restaurants are obliged to freeze the fish that is going to be served raw (like sushi), marinated (like anchovies in vinegar) or undercooked; and clients have to be informed about this. Moreover, it is recommended to follow the same procedure at home to prevent infection or allergic reactions caused by anisakis, a common fish parasite. For traditional preparations, such as fried, roasted and boiled, fish does not need to be frozen previously since those processes are enough to remove the parasite.

READ MORE, 2015-09-07

Parasite Risk Control in Aquaculture Products (ES)

European aquaculture employs more than 80.000 people, with an annual turnover of 3 billion €. This important sector faces a dangerous enemy: parasites. These trigger serious disease outbreaks that cause important economic losses. To investigate and fight against this issue, has been launched the ParaFishControl project, which involves 30 partners from 13 European countries. It is leaded by the Spanish National Research Center and has the main objective of increasing the sustainability and competitiveness of European aquaculture.


noticias de Guipuzkoa, 2015-08-06

Anisakis, the food safety issue more treated in 2014 (ES)

A study carried out by the Basque Country University analysed 1.864 news on food safety published in the press last year. 


Consumer, 2015-08-06

Is ceviche safe? (ES)

Ceviche is a traditional preparation with raw fish, like sushi. In these cases, one of the main risks is the parasite anisakis. Control measures are especially relevant for raw or undercooked fishery products, like cold smoked, ceviche, sushi and sashimi, among others. In our houses, preventive measures should be taken, which include to freeze the fish before consumption or cook them properly, with temperatures higher than 60ºC to kill the parasite. This article explains how to avoid the anisakis risk in this kind of preparations and which are the main risks of raw fish.

READ MORE, 2015-08-05

Anisakis crisis was the Food Safety-related issue that more times appeared in the Basque Country press in 2014 (ES)

Anisakis crisis was the food safety-related issue that more times appeared in the Basque Country press during 2014, according to a study published by the Basque Country University.