June 21, 2024

Do Not Eat Certain IQF Oysters From Korea For Norovirus

Do not eat certain IQF oysters from Korea because they are associated with a norovirus outbreak in Hawaii, according to the FDA. On June 13, 2024, the Hawaii Department of Health told the FDA about an outbreak of norovirus that is associated with the consumption of certain IQF oysters from Central Fisheries Co., LTD (KR-6-SP), ROK, that were harvested on February 28, 2023 from Designated Area No. 2, with use by date of February 28, 2025 and Lot Code # C-20230228. The number of patients and illness onset dates were not disclosed. The Republic of Korea advised the FDA that Central Fisheries voluntarily recalled certain oysters on June 19, 2024. The recall includes those individually quick frozen (IQF) oysters. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in Hawaii and … [Read more...]

Recall of JBR’s Frozen Oysters For Norovirus Updated

The recall of JBR's frozen oysters for possible norovirus has been updated to include more lot numbers. There are illnesses associated with the consumption of these raw oysters. JBR (KR_15-SP) Tongyeong, Republic of Korea is recalling all frozen half shell oysters that were harvested between November 26, 2023 and February 14, 2024 for possible norovirus contamination. The recalled oysters were processed by JBR between November 27, 2023 and February 15, 2024. The lot numbers of the recalled oysters are B231126, B231128, B231129, B231130, B231201, B231202, B231204, B231205, B231206, B231209, B231225, B231226, B231227, B240102, B240103, B240104, B240109, B240111, B240114, B240201, B240203, B240204, and B240214. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in these … [Read more...]

Illnesses Associated with Coho Cafe in Issaquah, Washington

Illnesses associated with Coho Cafe in Issaquah, Washington have been reported by the King County Department of Health. At least six people were sickened. there were no hospitalizations. That restaurant is located at 6130 East Lake Sammamish Parkway SE A in Issaquah. The meal date range is from March 11, 2024 to April 5, 2024. The illness onset date range is from March 12, 204 to April 6, 2024. The current inspection rating for the restaurant is good. Public Health started an outbreak investigation into illnesses associated with Coho Cafe and did not find a specific food or drink item that may have caused the illnesses. This outbreak appears to be over. Everyone who ¬†was sickened developed symptoms of a gastrointestinal illness, including vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, and … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Norm Bloom and Son Oysters May Contain Norovirus

The FDA is warning restaurants and retailers that Norm Bloom and Son oysters that were harvested in Westport, Connecticut may contain norovirus. The oysters were harvested on February 20, 2024 and have the lot number 207. The restaurants that may have received the oysters are in these states: Connecticut (CT), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Maine (ME), Maryland (MD), Massachusetts (MA), Minnesota (MN), New Jersey (NJ), Ohio (OH), Rhode Island (RI), South Carolina (SC) and Texas (TX). In addition, consumers in those states may have purchased the oysters (CT-069-SS, AQ), also with harvest date 2/20/2024 and lot 207. The Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture, is conducting the recall. The Norm Bloom and Son oysters are associated with a norovirus outbreak in … [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...]

FDA: Avoid Sociedad Acuicola GolPac Oysters From Mexico

The FDA is telling restaurants to not sell or serve Sociedad Acuicola GolPac Oysters that were harvested on 12/18/2023 or 12/27/2023 because they may be contaminated with norovirus. The oysters were harvested from Bahia Salina, Sonora, Mexico. The California Department of Public Health told the FDA of an outbreak of norovirus in San Diego County, California that has been linked to consumption of oysters from a specific harvest location in Mexico. The number of people sickened is not being released at this time. Mexican Shellfish Authorities have launched an investigation into the source of the virus and have closed the Bahia Salina growing area to harvest as of 1/12/2024. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in California and may have been sold in other … [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...]

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...]

Monical’s Pizza in IL Temporarily Closed After Illnesses Reported

Monical's Pizza, in Washington, Illinois, has temporarily closed after reports of illness, according to news reports. About 150 patrons reported symptoms of vomiting, diarrhea, stomach cramps, chills, and nausea, according to the Tazewell County Health Department. The Illinois Department of Public Health issued the closure. Patients are reportedly recovering within 12 to 24 hours. The restaurant is located at 6 Cherry Tree Shopping Center in Washington, Illinois. It closed on Saturday, November 26, 2022 and may open today. The closure will give the restaurant time to conduct a deep cleaning and discard food. The employees of Monical's Pizza will be retrained on personal hygiene, handwashing, and when to report illness. The cause of the illnesses has not yet been determined. Given … [Read more...]

What Are Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods?

Every time there is an outbreak and the cause or pathogen is not immediately apparent, investigators have several clues they can use to help them solve it. One is the incubation period, of the time between when a person eats contaminated food and they start getting sick. These facts are complicated by the fact that most people think the last thing they ate made them sick, which is often not the case. What are common food poisoning pathogen incubation periods? All pathogens have different incubation periods that can range from hours to days or even weeks and months. While there is always a range, these incubation periods are true across all outbreaks. Common Food Poisoning Pathogen Incubation Periods Bacillus cereus can cause illness especially in foods that have been sitting out … [Read more...]

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