Raw oyster recall: FDA warns against consuming oysters distributed by Dai One Food Company due to potential sapovirus illnesses
The Food and Drug Administration is advising people in 13 states not to eat certain raw South Korean oysters after at least one person in Las Vegas contracted a virus that can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
The Southern Nevada Health District notified officials of two clusters of the disease from a Las Vegas restaurant, the FDA said. At least one person was confirmed to have sapovirus disease, and nine others may have had the same disease. The oysters were served on Oct. 28 and Nov. 5, CNN reported.
According to the FDA press release, sapoviruses cause sporadic gastroenteritis, and the most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.
Symptoms usually show up within 48 hours, the FDA said.
“Consumers, particularly those who are or may become pregnant, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems who have recently consumed raw oysters in (13 states) and suspect they have food poisoning should seek immediate medical attention,” officials said in the press release.
In addition to Nevada, the FDA’s recommendation applied to consumers and sellers in Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia.
The oysters were harvested on Feb. 6 and exported by Dai One Food Company, the FDA said.
“The Korean company recalled on February 6 frozen half-shell oysters, frozen IQF (individually quick freeze) oysters, and frozen block oysters harvested from the same harvest area,” FDA officials said on February 6.
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