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