Raw and steamed oysters linked to recent norovirus outbreaks
Food Safety Infosheet Highlights:
- Since December 2009 three oyster-linked outbreaks resulting in over 300 illnesses have been reported in the U.S.
- Ensure that you buy oysters from licensed, reputable suppliers.
- Ask your suppliers about their food safety practices and harvesting sites.
- Tell patrons that steaming is not always an effective cooking step for oysters; steamed is not a safe alternative to raw.
This week’s food safety infosheet is all about oyster-related risks, you can download it here.