A pilot study in France has pointed to a significant under-reporting of shellfish-related foodborne outbreaks.

The objectives of the research were to quantify and describe the health impact of shellfish-related outbreaks as well as the circumstances of occurrence in Brittany, with the end goal of reducing their frequency.

An online

Continue Reading The study supports the view that shellfish outbreaks are under-reported

The FDA is advising restaurants and food retailers not to sell and to dispose of oysters and consumers not to eat oysters from Fanny Bay Oysters based in British Columbia, Canada.

Oysters harvested on Oct. 17 from harvest area 14-8 Landfill #278757 and shipped to distributors in California and Washington

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Restaurants, retailers, and consumers in several states are advised not to sell or eat oysters harvested from a specific area on Prince Edward Island, Canada.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the warning after the Canadian Food Inspection Agency found Salmonella and E. coli contamination in samples of oysters

Continue Reading FDA issues warning for several states against oysters from specific regions of Canada

The FDA has issued a warning about oysters from a certain harvest area in Connecticut that were distributed to other states. Testing has shown the oysters to be contaminated.

The warning and related recall posted today by the Food and Drug Administration did not indicate a specific contaminant.

Restaurants and

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Controls in EU countries on bivalve mollusks are not always adequate to protect consumer health, according to the European Commission.

Bivalve mollusks include mussels, clams, oysters, and scallops. France, Spain, Italy, and Greece make up more than 80 percent of the production in Europe, mostly from aquaculture.

They feed by

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The Connecticut Department of Public Health is warning residents about the potential dangers of consuming raw shellfish and exposure to salt or brackish water along Long Island Sound, because of severe Vibrio vulnificus infections. 

Since July 1, three cases of Vibrio vulnificus infections have been reported to the state health department. The three patients

Continue Reading One dead in outbreak of Vibrio infections in Connecticut

Aqua Blue Seafood Ltd. and Starboard Seafood (Ontario) Inc. are recalling certain oysters harvested by G+B Shellfish because of improper harvest authorization.

According to the recall posted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the recalled oysters have been sold in Ontario and Quebec, Canada.

Recalled products:

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Contaminated shellfish are continuing to cause illnesses in several European countries and Hong Kong.

At least 170 people have fallen ill in Helsinki, Finland, after eating oysters in various restaurants in February and March. Cases have also been reported in other Finnish cities.

Norovirus has been found in nine different

Continue Reading Oysters linked to 170 illnesses in Finland; people sick in other countries