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