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Can I eat smoked seafood if I have a high risk of illness from Listeria?

People at a higher risk of serious illness from Listeria, especially older adults, those with a weakened immune system, and pregnant women, should not eat smoked seafood unless it is contained in a cooked dish, such as a casserole, or unless it is a canned or shelf-stable product. Refrigerated smoked seafood, such as salmon, trout, whitefish, cod, tuna, and mackerel, is most often labeled as "nova-style," "lox," "kippered," "smoked," or "jerky." These fish are typically found in the refrigerator section or sold at seafood and deli counters of grocery stores and delicatessens.

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