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FDA Warning: Raw Oysters Linked to Food Poisoning Outbreak

FDA Warning: Raw Oysters Linked to Food Poisoning Outbreak

November 29, 2022 — The FDA is warning people in 13 states to avoid eating certain raw oysters from South Korea after an outbreak of food poisoning illnesses.

The Southern Nevada Health District reported 2 clusters of illnesses from a restaurant in Las Vegas. One person was confirmed to have been infected with sapovirus. Nine other people reported similar symptoms after eating raw oysters from October 28 to November 5.

The outbreak was linked to frozen raw half-shell oysters that were harvested on 2/6/2022 from Designated Area No. II, and exported by Dai One Food Co., Ltd., in South Korea.

The oysters were shipped to 13 states: Alabama (AL), California (CA), Florida (FL), Georgia (GA), Maryland (MD), New York (NY), New Jersey (NJ), Nevada (NV), North Carolina (NC), Pennsylvania (PA), South Carolina (SC), Tennessee (TN), and Virginia (VA).

Food poisoning infections with sapoviruses cause symptoms that are similar to norovirus — diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, fever, headache, and body aches.

Most people who are infected with sapovirus develop symptoms 12-48 hours after eating contaminated food, and experience symptoms that usually last 1-4 days, according to the FDA.

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