May 24, 2024

Do Not Eat Frozen Raw Half Shell JJBR Oysters From Korea

Do not eat certain frozen raw half shell JJBR oysters from Korea because they are associated with a norovirus outbreak that has sickened people in Utah, according to the FDA. JJBR (KR-15-SP) Tongyeong, Republic of Korea (ROK) is recalling frozen half-shell oysters with lot number B231227 because they may be contaminated with norovirus. The recalled oysters were harvested from ROK Designated Area No. 1 on 12/27/2023. They were processed by JBR (KR-15-SP) in Tongyeong, ROK on 12/28/2023 as frozen half-shell oysters, with lot number B231227. These oysters were distributed by Khee Trading, Inc. (Compton, CA), which is also recalling them. On 5/15/2024, JC Foods of Salt Lake City, Utah initiated a voluntary recall of frozen half shell oysters, with lot number B231227, that were … [Read more...]

Some Raw Korean Oysters May Be Contaminated With Norovirus

Some raw Korean oysters may be contaminated with norovirus, according to the FDA. Restaurants and food retailers in California might have bought the oysters. They may have been distributed to other states as well. The oysters were harvested from Designated Area No. 1 on November 27, 2023 and January 3, 2024, and from Designated Area No. 2 on February 14, 2024, and processed on November 27, 2023, January 4, 2024, and February 15, 2024. The oysters are raw, and frozen on the half shell. The oysters were processed by JBR (KR 15 SP) in Tongyeongsi, Republic of Korea. The lot numbers of the recalled oysters are B231126, B240103, and B240214. There are some people sick with norovirus in San Diego County, according to officials. There are at least 11 people sick. The customers ate the … [Read more...]

Do Not Eat Acuacultura Integral De Baja Oysters, Says FDA

Do not eat Acuacultura Integral De Baja Oysters, the FDA says, because they may be contaminated with norovirus and there is an outbreak linked to them. The oysters in question were harvested on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/19, 2023, 12/23/2023, or 12/29/2023. The full name of the company that harvested the oysters is Acuacultura Integral De Baja California SA de CV - MX 4 SS. The oysters were harvested from harvest area Laguna Manuela, B.C., Mexico on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, or 12/23/2023, or from harvest area Laguna De Guerrero Negro, B.C., Mexico on 12/15/2023, 12/16/2023, 12/19/2023, or 12/29/2023. The oysters were sold to restaurants and retailers in California and may have been sold to restaurants in other states as well. Oysters that are contaminated with norovirus can cause … [Read more...]

Sonora Mexico Rocky Point Oysters Linked to Norovirus Outbreak

Sonora Mexico Rocky Point Oysters are linked to a norovirus outbreak in San Diego County, according to public health officials. At least 41 confirmed and probable cases of norovirus have been reported. People started getting sick in mid-December 2023 after eating the raw oysters. The patient age range is from 12 to 83 years. These oysters are only available through restaurants and wholesale distributors. The County Health and Human Services Agency has asked restaurants not to serve Rocky Point Oysters packed by GOLPAC in Bahia Salina, Sonora, Mexico until further notice. The illnesses are tied to oysters served at three locations of the Fish Shop, in Pacific Beach, Point Loma, and Encinitas, as well as at the Carlsbad Aquafarm. The county is investigating to see if the oysters … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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