The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about a brand of frozen raw oysters sold in 13 states due to concerns that they may be a source of Sapovirus infections and has asked that they be discarded rather than served or eaten. Here’s all you need to know about the advisory that went out on Wednesday.
What Oysters Are Involved?
South Korean Designated Area II half-shell oysters harvested by Dai One Food Co. and flash-frozen on February 6, 2022. Dai One is voluntarily recalling all frozen oysters, IQF, and blocks produced in that region on that date.
Where Can You Buy Oysters Like These?
The states of Florida, California, North Carolina, South Carolina, New York, New Jersey, Alabama, Georgia, Maryland, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia all received their fair share of frozen oysters.
Why Is There a Warning Label?
The Southern Nevada Health District reports “two clusters of infections” among patrons of a Las Vegas restaurant where raw oysters were served on October 28 and November 5. The FDA investigates.
The district reports one confirmed case of Sapovirus and another nine suspected cases. Infants and young children are more likely than adults to contract the Sapovirus. Diarrhea, vomiting, nausea,
and stomach pain are common symptoms, and they typically appear anywhere from 12 hours (after infection) to 48 hours (two days) afterward. A fever, headache, and generalized achy feeling could also be involved.
What Should You Do?
You should get rid of any frozen raw half-shell oysters you may have. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention if you suffer Sapovirus symptoms after consuming these oysters or any other meal.