Scombroid Poisoning: Histamine and Bad Fish
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Scombroid Poisoning: Histamine and Bad Fish

Scombroid poisoning from fish is a common type of food poisoning.  We are all aware of food poisonings due to E. coli, salmonella, and natural toxins from mushrooms and pufferfish, but scombroid poisoning is a bit different.  The source of scombroid poisoning is from the chemical histamine, which comes naturally from decaying fish.  Its name, scombroid, is … Continue reading