The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers not to eat raw or partially cooked oysters harvested from Copano Bay, Texas between 26 December 2013 and 9 January 2014 after they were linked to six cases of norovirus infection in Louisiana.
Copano Bay has now been closed to shellfish harvesting and Alby’s Seafood, which distributed the oysters in Louisiana, has issued a recall of oysters harvested on 26 December. However, the FDA does not have a complete distribution list for oysters harvested before the fishery was closed and is concerned that some may still be in the marketplace.
Shellfish distributors and catering establishments are being advised to check the origin of all containers of shellfish they hold and to dispose of any that were harvested from Copano Bay during the period concerned.
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