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April 13, 2020

Helpful Hints from joeeze: Does freezing fish kill bacteria?


Short answer shorter: No.

Wrote Harold McGee in the New York Times:

Freezing fish will NOT kill bacteria.

Freezing at very low temperatures does kill fish parasites, which is one reason why maatjes herring and much fish for sushi and sashimi are frozen before being eaten raw.

But bacteria are hardy and will spring back to life when you thaw the fish.

April 13, 2020 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


Same for viruses, I hear, so why are doctors' offices always so bleeping cold?

Posted by: Ms. Radoo | Apr 15, 2020 10:00:22 AM

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