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Food Friday - Lobsters: Tasty Sea Bugs!

Lobster is a prized seafood dish around the world and was once considered a luxury that only the rich could afford.

That's funny, since lobsters are bottom-feeding ocean cleaners! That does not change the fact that it is a delicious seafood treat for many.

Recently, Switzerland passed a law banning the boiling of live lobsters. But, no matter how you cook them, be sure to follow proper food safety when doing so, such as:

  • All types of seafood including filets and shellfish must be cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degrees Fahrenheit, 63 degrees Celsius for 15 seconds.
  • Never hold or carry ice in containers used for raw meat, seafood, poultry, or chemicals.
  • Some items cannot be served raw or undercooked to children:
  1. Meats
  2. Poultry
  3. Seafood
  4. Eggs