The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says a norovirus outbreak has been linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada.
he FDA has confirmed that potentially contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, were distributed to AK, CA, IL, MA, NY, and WA. It is possible that additional states received these oysters either directly from Canada or through further distribution within the U.S.
FDA and the states are conducting an investigation to determine where the raw oysters were distributed and ensure they’re removed from the food supply.
Retailers should not serve raw oysters harvested from the following harvest locations (or landfiles) within Baynes Sound: #1402060, #1411206, #1400483, and #278757.
Most people infected with Norovirus develop diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.
People should not eat any raw oysters from the locations listed above. If they have any of the listed products, they should throw them in the garbage.
People who think they might have become ill from eating possibly contaminated raw oysters should talk to their health care providers.
There have been at least 132 illnesses reported.