US: Norovirus outbreak linked to oysters from Canada
Published Jul 15, 2023
There is an ongoing outbreak of norovirus from raw oysters that were distributed to 17 states, Washington D.C., and Canada. The oysters were harvested in Nova Scotia, but it is unclear if they were frozen at the time of distribution. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers and restaurants to not use Fortune brand oysters harvested from NS 10 in Nova Scotia on June 9 and urges those who suspect food poisoning to seek medical care immediately.
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Canada. The Food and Drug Administration reported that the oysters were harvested in Nova Scotia. The agency did not report whether the oysters were frozen at the time of distribution. Food contaminated with norovirus does not have an unusual appearance or smell. Although the information about the outbreak was reported to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 30 by the Minnesota Department of Health, the federal agency did not immediately release information about the outbreak. The Food and Drug Administration reported on July 14 that nine people were confirmed as part of the outbreak. The outbreak investigation is ongoing, according to a notice from the FDA. In the notice, the FDA warns consumers and restaurants to not use Fortune brand oysters harvested from NS 10, an oyster harvest area in Nova Scotia, Canada, on June 9. The implicated oysters and were distributed by Bill and Stanley Oyster Co. of Nova Scotia. Oyster containers include the harvest area ...