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Vancouver area - Health Hazard Oystershowdy CFS fans !
HEALTH HAZARD ALERT
RECALL OF OYSTERS FROM HOOD CANAL 5 GROWING AREA IN WASHINGTON STATE DUE TO VIBRIOSIS OUTBREAK IN USA
OTTAWA, August 22, 2007 - The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) and Albion Fisheries Ltd. are warning the public not to consume certain oysters described below as they may be linked to a Vibriosis outbreak.
The oysters affected by this alert were harvested from the Hood Canal 5 growing area in Washington state between July 31 and August 20, 2007. These oysters were imported to British Columbia and mainly distributed to food service establishments. They were also sold from the following retail stores.
NameSales PeriodCowichan Bay Seafood,
1751 Cowichan Bay Road,
Cowichan Bay, BCAugust 8 to 21, inclusiveWholefoods Market,
Village at Park Royal,
West Vancouver, B.C.August 8 to 21, inclusiveHooked on Seafood,
1951 Harvey Ave.,
Kelowna, B.C.August 8 to 21, inclusiveAhoy Anchors Fresh Fish and Seafood,
1709 South Nicholson Street,
Prince George, B.C.August 8 to 21, inclusiveHung Win Seafood Ltd.,
585 Gore Avenue,
Vancouver, B.C.August 8 to 21, inclusiveSeafood City,
1689 Johnson Street,
Vancouver, B.C.August 8 to 21, inclusive
The importer, Albion Fisheries Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, is voluntarily recalling these oysters from the marketplace. The CFIA is monitoring the effectiveness of this recall.
The Washington State Department of Health has reported that these oysters have been linked to Vibriosis outbreak in USA. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these oysters in Canada.
Vibriosis is caused by a naturally occurring bacterium, Vibrio parahaemolyticus. Symptoms include watery diarrhea, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, headache, fever, and chills. Symptoms usually appear about 12-24 hours after eating infected shellfish. Severe illness is rare and occurs more commonly in persons with weakened immune systems.
For more information, consumers and industry can call one of the following numbers:
Albion Fisheries Ltd., Michelle Argue at 604-875-9424 ext. 357.
- 10-11-2007, 05:26 PM #2igniteGuest
I don't eat oysters, i can't get over the fact that the look like a huge booger...
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