Some Alabama Crawfish Boils Pose Health Risk

THE CITY OF MOBILE, ALABAMA HAS A TRADITION OF BARS COOKING CRAWFISH ON THE STREET AND SERVING THEM TO CUSTOMERS, BUT IS IT SAFE?

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MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Legislature is being asked to get involved with crawfish boils in the city of Mobile.

The city has a tradition of bars cooking crawfish on the street and serving them to customers.

But the Mobile County Health Department shut down the boils citing health regulations.

Two bills have now been introduced in the Legislature that would allow the curbside boils to continue.

Health officials say the change could lead to an increase in food borne illnesses.

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