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Raw and steamed oysters linked to recent norovirus outbreaks

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights: – Since December 2009 three oyster-linked outbreaks resulting in over 300 illnesses have been reported in the U.S. – Ensure that you buy oysters from licensed, reputable suppliers. – Ask your suppliers about their food safety practices and harvesting sites. – Tell patrons that steaming is not always an effective cooking […]

Over 500 ill from norovirus linked to raw oysters

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights: – Outbreak linked to shellfish, made worse by ill staff – Fat Duck’s poor food safety practices may have led to further contamination – Several weaknesses in procedures at the restaurant may have contributed to ongoing transmission including delayed response to the incident and ill staff members Click here to download […]

Raw Texas oysters may be contaminated with norovirus

Food Safety Infosheet Highlights: -This week’s food safety infosheet details recent norovirus contamination in fresh oysters. Click here to download the food safety infosheet.