Findings of the GBS infection finally out. Indeed, there is an association between the consumption of Chinese-style ready-to-eat (RTE) raw fish dishes and Type III GBS disease.

Important points from NEA’s advice:
1. Most fish sold at Singapore’s general markets and fishery ports are intended for cooking, and should not be eaten raw.

2. Vulnerable groups of people, especially young children, pregnant women, elderly persons, or people with chronic illness such as diabetes, should exercise caution by avoiding the consumption of raw food.

3. Members of the public who wish to purchase RTE raw fish are advised to do so from retail food establishments that have separate processes to handle RTE raw fish from other raw food meant for cooking, such as by having counters dedicated for the sale of RTE raw fish.