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The FDA is warning consumers not to eat and restaurants and retailers not to sell certain raw, frozen oysters from Korea because of an outbreak of norovirus infections.

The California Department of Health notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration of the outbreak on April 9. The FDA issued its warning on April 16.

The implicated fresh frozen half-shell oysters are from lots B231126, B240103, and B240214 processed by JBR (KR 15 SP) in Tongyeongsi, Republic of Korea. They were processed on Nov. 27, 2023, Jan. 4, 2024, and . Feb. 15, 2024, and have long shelf life when kept

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Anyone who has not been vaccinated for Hepatitis A and has eaten imported yellowfin tuna in the past two weeks — especially if they live in California, Oklahoma, New York or Texas — should consider getting a post-exposure prophylactic shot for the virus.

logo Hilo Fish CompanyThat recommendation from public health officials with the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came today, two weeks after a behind-the-scenes recall was initiated by Hilo Fish Company Inc. of Hilo, HI.

The two federal agencies are “assisting state and local officials in assessing the risk of Hepatitis A virus exposure from
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People who recently ate poke in Hawaii that was prepared with contaminated, frozen raw tuna still have time to receive post-exposure vaccinations for Hepatitis A. The frozen ahi cubes were distributed to retailers, restaurants and caterers by Tropic Fish Hawaii LLC and was sold to the public between April 27 and May 1 on Oahu.

“Because it generally takes two weeks for those infected to develop symptoms of Hepatitis A, vaccination or immune globulin can still provide some protection against the disease for those who may have been exposed in the last week,” state epidemiologist Sarah Park said in a
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