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Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of a food safety alert involving raw oysters that were distributed in Colorado. The Food and Drug Administration is investigating an outbreak of norovirus infections that could be linked to the product. It is unclear if these oysters have been distributed specifically in Mesa County, but we are sharing this information out of an abundance of caution.
WHAT CONSUMERS SHOULD DO
- Check your freezer and refrigerator for the product.
- If you have these raw oysters, do not eat them. Throw them out right away.
- If you have consumed these specific raw oysters recently and have symptoms of norovirus, call your doctor.
INFORMATION ABOUT PRODUCT BEING RECALLED
- Fortune Brand Raw Oysters.
- Harvested in Nova Scotia, Canada on June 9, 2023.
- Distributed to 17 states, including Colorado.
- Norovirus is a highly contagious gastrointestinal illness that lasts anywhere between 24 and 72 hours.
- Symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, and low-grade fever.
- It is sometimes referred to as the “stomach flu” or “stomach bug”
- There is no specific treatment for norovirus, however fluids are important to prevent dehydration.
- For additional information about the food safety alert, go to the FDA’s website.
PICTURES OF RECALLED PRODUCTS