Fish issues

Food safety

Food safety must always be considered when consuming fish. Fish is often spoiled before bacteria are present in harmful quantities. However, fish products are hardly a threat to public health because of the strong, characteristic smell of spoiled fish.

Nevertheless, it is important to take a number of things into account when consuming fish products. On this page you will find an overview of the most common risky products.

Cold smoked salmon

Cold smoked salmon may pose a risk to pregnant women due to the Listeria bacteria. In order to avoid contamination of this bacteria, it is important to keep salmon chilled before consumption. It is also important to respect the expiry date.

Live oysters

Live oysters can be harmful to our health because they can contain viruses. To prevent this, it is best to buy oysters from reliable companies. These oysters come from water that is of the same quality as drinking water.


Crab meat contains a high amount of protein. This can cause an allergic reaction in some cases.


When tuna is frozen, the colour changes to grey brown. If tuna is then thawed again, it will look less fresh. In order to slow down this browning, certain substances may be used. In higher concentrations, these same substances can also be used to mask spoilage. This is not only fraud; it also poses a major risk to food safety. In fact, spoiled tuna can cause severe allergic reactions.