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Expanded Recall of Raw Oysters in the United States
Due to Possible Contamination with Vibrio parahaemolyticus
(Updated on 24 August 2007 )

Issue Date

22 August 2007

Source of Information

U.S. Washington State Department of Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Food Product

Raw oysters

Product Description

Oyster growing area
Harvesting Period
The Hood Canal 6 growing area in Washington State From 3 July to 3 August 2007
The Hood Canal 5 growing area in Washington State From 31 July to 20 August 2007

Reason for Recall

Connection with illness due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus.

Action Taken by the Centre for Food Safety

The CFS has alerted the trade and has been following up with the relevant authorities. The CFS will continue to closely monitor the situation and take action as appropriate.

Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected batch of oysters.

Advice to Consumers

Consumers who have purchased the affected products should stop consuming them.

Oysters should be cooked thoroughly before consumption.

Susceptible groups like young children, pregnant women, the elderly and persons with weakened immunity should avoid eating raw oysters.

The public should seek medical advice if symptoms develop.

Further Information

U.S. Washington State Department of Health

Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
24 August 2007

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