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Recall of Raw Oysters Suspected of Being Contaminated with Norovirus in the U.S.A.

Issue Date

29 December 2007


Source of Information

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)


Food Product

Raw Oysters


Product Description

Raw oysters harvested from West Karako Bay, a section of Growing Area 3 in Louisiana in the United States.


Harvesting Period

From December 3 to 21, 2007


Reason for Recall

Product may be contaminated with norovirus.


Action Taken
by the Centre
for Food Safety

The CFS is following up with the US authorities for further information and has alerted the trade about the incident. We are closely monitoring the situation and will take action as appropriate.


Advice to the Trade

Stop selling the affected oysters.


Advice to Consumers

Cook all food, especially shellfish, thoroughly to prevent norovirus infection.


Further Information

The FDA website

The CFS press release

Centre for Food Safety
Food and Environmental Hygiene Department
31 December 2007


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