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7) E. A California roll made with cooked crabmeat (not raw fish) is the safest choice on this menu. The Food and Drug Administration warns that swordfish (as well as shark, king mackerel and tilefish) may contain unacceptable levels of mercury. The raw egg used in classic Caesar salad dressing may harbor salmonella (though plenty of so-called Caesar salads are made minus the raw eggs, so investigate further). While not raw, seared ahi tuna usually is served very rare. Raw and undercooked fish, meat and poultry pose a risk of food poisoning, so carpaccio — raw beef — is off-limits. Finally, avoid unpasteurized cheeses such as feta, Camembert and brie, and any blue-veined and Mexican-style cheeses. Also skip unpasteurized milk and unpasteurized fruit juice.


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