Health Division: Environmental Health
Environmental Health: Home Food Safety
Rolling Sushi at Home?
Over the past decade, sushi has become less of an exotic treat and more
of a staple in many people’s diets. Due to its gain in popularity, people
have started preparing their gourmet treat at home. If you currently are, or
have been considering trying your hand at making your own sushi, please be
aware of the following:
- You do increase your risk of food borne illness by consuming raw or
undercooked fish and seafood.
- You must get your fish from a reputable source.
- Be aware that all fish, with the exception of some species of tuna,
must be treated with a freeze-kill step to decrease your risk of
parasitic infection. (Check with your supplier to see if the product you
are purchasing has been frozen as per the Montana State Regulations)
- If you choose to do a freeze-kill step yourself, you must be able
maintain the product at -4F or below for a minimum of seven days prior
to use. If you are unable to do so, consider the risks involved and eat
the product in its fully cooked state.
If you have any questions, please call the
Health Department at 258-4755.
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