US warns of potential contamination of oysters raised in Sonora

The United States warned restaurants, suppliers and consumers in California on Friday not to eat and dispose of certain oysters from the company Sociedad Acuicola GolPac, raised in Sonora, due to potential norovirus contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alert is directed at both businesses that have purchased this mollusk raised between December 18 and 27 last year and those who have consumed it.

The oysters from Sociedad Acuicola GolPac were distributed among restaurants in California, but they may have also gone to other states, according to their statement.

The FDA warned that they may be contaminated with norovirus, a virus that can cause diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, stomach pain, fever, headache and general discomfort, usually between 12 and 48 hours after being exposed to it.

The California Department of Public Health reported on Wednesday that there had been a norovirus outbreak linked to the consumption of oysters from Bahía Salina, in Sonora.

An investigation was opened into what happened to determine the number of affected and the Mexican authorities have also opened inquiries and closed the breeding area of Bahía Salina on Friday.

Source: Forbes