The FDA, CDC, the CFIA, and state and local partners investigate a multi-state outbreak of Norovirus linked to raw oysters linked to British Columbia. The FDA has confirmed that potentially contaminated raw oysters harvested in the south and central parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia, Canada, were distributed to restaurants and retailers in CA, CO, FL, HI, IL, MA, MN, NJ, NV, NY, OR, TX, and WA. It is possible that additional states received these oysters through further distribution within the U.S. The FDA and the states conducted a trace forward investigation to determine where the raw oysters were distributed and ensure they were removed from the food supply. Retailers should not serve raw oysters harvested from the locations in BC. Oysters can cause illness if eaten raw, especially in people with compromised immune systems. @ https://www.fda.gov/food/alerts-advisories-safety-information/fda-advises-restaurants-and-retailers-not-serve-or-sell-potentially-contaminated-raw-oysters-canada?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
FDA issued a warning to restaurants and retailers not to serve or sell raw oysters from Canada (April 2022)
Potentially Contaminated Raw Oysters from Canada - April 2022
FDA is working with federal, state, and local officials, and with Canadian public health authorities regarding a norovirus outbreak linked to raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada.