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Is it safe to consume crab?

Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine
As with meat and fish, crustaceans must be handled, stored, and cooked properly to prevent food borne illness.

As with fish and other shellfish, allergic reactions to crustaceans are commonly reported in both adults and children. It is generally recommended that individuals who have had an allergic reaction to one species of crustacean avoid all members of the species. Allergic reactions to crustaceans can be severe and are often a cause of anaphylaxis.
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