The USDA has given more than $450,000 for a research project designed to increase the safety of certain commercially farmed oysters from the Gulf Coast that are “bound for the premium half-shell market.”

A marine scientist at Auburn University, Bill Walton, is known as one of the driving forces behind the Gulf Coast’s up-and-coming, off-bottom…

A norovirus outbreak traced to raw oysters from British Columbia has crossed the Canadian border, and U.S. officials say an unusual strain of the virus is involved.

About 100 people in California have reported becoming sick with symptoms of norovirus after eating raw oysters from British Columbia, according to the California Department of Public Health.…

A Canadian outbreak of norovirus traced to raw oysters is now on the U.S. radar as federal and state officials report they are investigating a multistate outbreak in this country.

More than 170 people across three Canadian provinces, Alberta, British Columbia and Ontario, had been infected by the highly contagious virus as of the most…

The case count in a norovirus outbreak traced to oyster farms in British Columbia, Canada, has more than doubled in a week.

Public health officials initially reported the outbreak April 9 when there were about 40 known cases. This week the Public Health Agency of Canada reported the case count at 126. The cases of…

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control is warning consumers to take steps to protect their health after two B.C. Vancouver Island oyster farms have been closed following an outbreak of norovirus associated with eating the raw shellfish.

The B.C. Centre for Disease Control says about 40 cases of acute gastrointestinal illness have been connected…

For the second time this week Seattle health officials reported that people who recently ate raw oysters there became sick.

Six people in two dinner parties who ate raw oysters at the White Swan Public House restaurant on June 30 and July 3 became sick with gastric symptoms consistent with vibriosis, according to a Thursday

From the Pacific Northwest to the Florida Keys, public health officials warn of increasing dangers from foodborne bacteria in raw and undercooked oysters and other shellfish as summer approaches.

“Naturally occurring bacteria in warm coastal seawater becomes more abundant in the summer months and can concentrate in the tissues of oysters and other shellfish,” according…

Consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March 27.

The outbreak, which has affected residents of British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario, began in December 2016 and…