November 28, 2023

FDA Warns Restaurants Seaview Fisheries Oysters May Be Unsafe

The FDA is warning restaurants and retailers that Seaview Fisheries Oysters may be unsafe because they were illegally harvested in Connecticut. The oysters were sold in these states: Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas. On November 17, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture, told the FDA about these illegally harvested oysters. The oysters are labeled as lots L466B and 466A. They were illegally harvested from the Milford Approved Area in Connecticut on November 12, 2023 and November 15, 2023. If you have any of these oysters, or took some home from a restaurant, discard them. The oysters can be identified by the dealer tag with the original shipper. The tag reads Seaview Fisheries LLC, … [Read more...]

Future Seafoods Raw Oysters Recalled For Salmonella, E. coli

Future Seafoods raw oysters are being voluntarily recalled for possible Salmonella and E. coli contamination. The FDA issued a public health warning about these oysters on October 23, 2023, and the company issued the recall a few days later. The recalling firm is Future Seafoods, Inc.   The oysters were harvested from harvest area PE9B on Prince Edward Island, Canada, on October 10, 2023 and were distributed to customers from October 10 through October 16, 2023. All Future Seafoods raw oysters from that harvest area are included in this recall. Retailers and restaurants should not sell or serve these oysters, and if consumers bought them, they should not eat them. The oysters were distributed to restaurants and retailers in these states: Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, … [Read more...]

Taylor Shellfish Fanny Bay Oysters Recalled For Possible Vibrio

Taylor Shellfish Fanny Bay Oysters are being recalled in Canada for possible Vibrio parahaemolyticus contamination. The oysters were distributed to hotels, restaurants, and institutions, and were also sold at the retail level in these provinces: Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, and Quebec. And some were exported to the United States. The recalling firm is Taylor Shellfish Canada ULC doing business as Fanny Bay Oysters. The recalled products include Taylor Shellfish Canada ULC/Fanny Bay Oysters brand Cloudy Bay Oysters in sizes Petite, Xsmall, Small, and Medium. There is no UPC number for these products. The lot number is 38336, the Harvest Area is 14-08, and the Landfile number is 278757. Also recalled is the same brand of Sunseeker Oysters. They come in sizes Petite, Xsmall, … [Read more...]

FDA Warns About Fanny Bay Oysters Containing Vibrio Bacteria

The FDA is warning restaurants and consumers about Fanny Bay Oysters from British Columbia, Canada that may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus bacteria. The oysters were recalled in Canada. The oysters were distributed to restaurants in California and Washington, were sold at the retail level in those states, and may have been distributed to other states. Certain oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters that were harvested on October 17, 2023 from harvest area 14-8, Landfile #278757, with final harvest/process dates of October 25, 2023 and October 26, 2023 are the focus of this advisory. The implicated products include Small and Xsmall Sunseeker Oysters with Lot Number 38336 and wet storage lot numbers (W/S Lot #) w72297 and w72240. Vibrio bacteria are found naturally in coastal … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Restaurants About Future Seafoods Raw Oysters

The FDA is warning restaurants not to serve Future Seafoods raw oysters from Prince Edward Island (PEI), Canada, because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and generic E. coli bacteria. Restaurants and food retailers in these states may have recently purchased those oysters: Florida, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Consumers may have purchased the oysters. The Future Seafoods harvest number is PE 4217 SP). The oysters were harvested in October 10, 2023 from the harvest area PE9B and then sold to those restaurants and retailers. Contaminated oysters can cause serious illness if they are eaten raw. Food that is contaminated with pathogenic bacteria such as Salmonella and E. coli will look, smell, and taste normal, and their texture is not … [Read more...]

CDC Issues HAN Report About Severe Vibrio Vulnificus Infections

The CDC has issued a HAN Report about severe Vibrio vulnificus infections that are associated with warming coastal waters. The report is to notify healthcare providers, laboratories, and public health departments about recent reports of fatal Vibrio vulnificus infections from food and infected wounds, and to warn the public about this issue. Vibrio causes about 80,000 human illnesses every year in the United States. About a dozen species of this pathogen are pathogenic to humans. Vibrio parahaemolyticus causes the most infections, follow by Vibrio alginolyticus. About 150 to 200 Vibrio vulnificus infections are reported to the CDC every year. About 20% of these infections are fatal. Vibrio species live in coastal waters, including salt water and brackish water, which is a mixture … [Read more...]

FDA Warns Restaurants About Oysters From Groton, Connecticut

The FDA is warning restaurants and consumers to avoid oysters from Groton, Connecticut harvest area because they may be contaminated. The notice did not state which pathogen may be affecting the oysters. The states that received the oysters include Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The oysters may have been further distributed from these states. The oysters from Groton Approved area in Connecticut that were harvested from August 28, 2023 through August 30, 2023 are subject to this warning. The dealers that sold the oysters are CT-393-SS, AQ, CT-004-SS, AQ, and CT-020-SS, AQ. The oysters have the lot codes L-30 and L-26B1. On August 31, 2023, the Connecticut Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Aquaculture initiated an emergency precautionary … [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...]

FDA on Wild Harvest Oysters Salmonella Outbreak in FL GA AL

FDA is weighing in on the wild harvest oysters Salmonella¬†outbreak that has sickened at least eight people in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. ¬†Any retailers and restaurants that have received wild harvest oysters from harvest area FL-3012 in Cedar Key, Florida, harvested between December 16, 2022 and February 24, 2023 should be discarded. Consumers who bought those oysters at retail in those three states should also discard them. The FDA says it's possible that other states may have received the oysters. So if you purchased raw oysters, check the packaging to see if they were harvested in that area. A Salmonella outbreak linked to those oysters has been detected by the state health departments in Florida, Georgia, and Alabama. Eight cases are linked to this outbreak. We do not … [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...]

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