December 2, 2023

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Canadian Fortune Raw Oysters Linked to MN Norovirus Outbreak

A norovirus outbreak linked to Fortune raw oysters harvested from Nova Scotia, Canada has prompted the FDA to issue an alert. Restaurants and food retailers that have received shipments of these oysters that were distributed by Bill and Stanley Oyster Company of Nova Scotia should not sell or serve them. The oysters were harvested from NS 10, an oyster harvest area in Nova Scotia, on June 9, 2023. The oysters were distributed to these 17 states and the District of Columbia: California, Colorado, Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Wisconsin. The Fortune raw oysters containers have the harvest area information and original shipper certification number NS 6024 SS WS on … [Read more...]

Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend is being recalled in Canada for possible norovirus contamination. More Alasko frozen fruit products were recalled on June 14, 2022. There is a norovirus outbreak in Canada linked to some Alasko products, but there are no illnesses linked specifically to these newly recalled items. The recalling firm is New Alasko. These products were sold in Ontario and Quebec at the retail level, and to hotels, restaurants, and institutions, and may have been sold in other provinces and territories. The recalled items are Alasko IQF Antioxidant Blend that is packaged in 1 kilogram bags. The UPC number that is printed on the product label is 6 95058 27150 4. The lot numbers for this item are 0052 044 2023 P.O.: 123179, and the best by date is 2023 OC 11. Also recalled … [Read more...]

Dai One Food Raw Oysters Recalled For Possible Norovirus

Dai One Food Raw Oysters are being recalled for possible norovirus contamination, and restaurants and retailers are being asked not to sell or serve them, according to the FDA. The oysters are individually quick frozen raw oysters on the half shell in block form. the oysters were harvested between 2/10/2022 and 2/24/2022 and on 4/13/222 and 4/14/2022 from designated Area No. II in the Republic of Korea. The oysters were shipped from Korea to a distributor in New York and were further distributed in these states: Hawaii, Georgia, and Minnesota. The Hawaii Department of Health notified the FDA of five people who got sick from consuming raw oyster shooters at a restaurant in Hawaii on May 10, 2023. Traceback information found that the source for the raw oysters was that shipment by … [Read more...]

Canada Norovirus Outbreak Linked to Alasko Frozen Raspberries

A Canada norovirus outbreak linked to Alasko frozen raspberries has sickened an unnamed number of people, according to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). The recalling firm is New Alasko. The raspberries were sold to the general public at the retail level, and also to hotels, restaurants, and institutions. These raspberries were sold in the provinces of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, and Quebec. The recalled frozen raspberries are all Alasko brand. They include IQF FWhole Raspberries sold in 1 kilogram bags, with UPC number 6 95058 00205 4 and lot code HL22227 P.O.: 121007-01. The best before date is 2024 AUG 15. Also recalled is IQF Whole Raspberries packaged in 5 kilogram bags, with UPC number 1 069505 800205 1 and lot code HL22227 … [Read more...]

Probable Norovirus Outbreak at Schulze Lake in Minnesota

A probable norovirus outbreak at Schulze Lake in Minnesota has state officials warning people not to go swimming at their local beach or pool if they are sick. Dozens of ┬ápeople reported getting sick after swimming at that lake in Dakota County's Lebanon Hills Regional Park in the last three days. More than 60 reports of illness after swimming at that lake have been received. Patients are experiencing diarrhea and vomiting. Trisha Robinson, waterborne disease supervisor at the Minnesota Department of Health, said that officials are still determining the exact pathogen, but that incubation times and symptoms are consistent with norovirus. Robinson said in a statement, "These types of germs can spread quickly and widely if people who are or have recently been ill swim in the same … [Read more...]

Norovirus on Cruise Ships Return After Pandemic

So far this year there has been one norovirus outbreak, and three other outbreaks with symptoms of norovirus on cruise ships, after the Covid-19 pandemic interrupted those vacations, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Norovirus outbreaks are common on these ships, partly because of the enclosed spaces and partly because the highly contagious virus spreads easily in crowded conditions. On the Arcadia, from P&O Cruises, 86 passengers and 20 crew members were sickened with norovirus out of 1,752 passengers and 815 crew members. In response to this outbreak, the crew increased cleaning and disinfection procedures, collected stool specimens from patients, and notified embarking guests about the situation. Brilliance of the Seas, a ship from Royal … [Read more...]

Baynes Sound Oysters May Be Contaminated With Norovirus

Baynes Sound Oysters may be contaminated with norovirus, according to the FDA. That agency has issued an alert warning restaurants and retailers to avoid selling the shellfish from British Columbia, and warning consumers not to eat them raw. The FDA is working with state, local, and federal officials and with Canadian officials on a norovirus outbreak that is linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. Illnesses have only been reported in Canada. There are no known cases of notorious in the U.S. that are associated with these oysters. But it's possible that states received these oysters through distribution to the United States. The oysters were harvested between January 16, 2023 and February 17, 2023, from Deep Bay in the Baynes Sound subarea 14-8. Landfiles included in … [Read more...]

At Least 130 Sick in Norovirus Outbreak at Las Vegas School

A bout of vomiting last week at the Wayne N. Tanaka Elementary School in Las Vegas, Nevada was caused by norovirus, according to news reports. At least 130 kids were projectile vomiting at this┬ánorovirus outbreak at Las Vegas school, according to MSN. The children were sickened during the school day. That quick onset does point to norovirus as the culprit. And that pathogen was confirmed in lab tests a few days ago that were conducted by the Southern Nevada Health District. Norovirus is very contagious and is spread through contaminated food and drink, through contact with surfaces (fomites), and also through person-to-person contact. Symptoms of norovirus include vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, and diarrhea. Some patients may also have fever, headache, and body aches. Most … [Read more...]

CDC Weighs In On Texas Oysters Norovirus Outbreak

The CDC has weighed in on the Texas oysters norovirus outbreak that has sickened more than 200 people. The oysters were harvested between 11/17/2022 and 12/7/2022 from harvest area TX 1 in Galveston Bay. Patients in this outbreak, 211 of them, live in Florida and Texas and six other states. The oysters were shipped to these states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The oysters may have been distributed in other states. There have been 211 illnesses reported as of December 15, 2022. The case count by state has not been released, nor has the illness onset date range or the patient age range. Restaurants and food retailers should not serve raw oysters from that area. The raw oysters were potentially contaminated with norovirus. … [Read more...]

It’s Likely That Monical’s Outbreak Was Norovirus

It's likely that the Monical's outbreak was norovirus, according to news reports, since the Tazewell County Health Department found three laboratory-confirmed cases of that type of infection on November 30, 2022. The food poisoning outbreak was announced two days ago, with at least 155 patrons reporting symptoms of stomach cramps, chills, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting. Monical's Pizza is located at 6 Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Washington, Illinois. It was closed by the Illinois Department of Health for deep cleaning, food disposal, and employee training, but reopened on November 29, 2022. Investigators further revealed that the virus was probably transmitted through high touch surfaces, or fomites. The virus is very contagious, and is spread through person-to-person contact, … [Read more...]

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