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B.C. oysters recalled due to norovirus

March 01, 2020 - 10:00 AM

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has issued a food recall warning for Pacific Oysters due to norovirus.

The warning was issued mainly for B.C., Alberta and Manitoba, but potentially could be national.

“Union Bay Seafood Ltd. is recalling certain Union Bay Seafood Ltd. brand Pacific Oysters from the marketplace due to possible norovirus," according to the warning.

Recalled products include: Pacific Oysters, Chef Creek Xsm, Pacific Oysters, Cascadia Xsm and Pacific Oysters, Royal Miyagi Xsm.

"Consumers should not consume and distributors, retailers and food service establishments such as hotels, restaurants, cafeterias, hospitals and nursing homes should not sell or use the recalled products,” the agency said in a statement.

“People with norovirus illness usually develop symptoms of gastroenteritis within 24 to 48 hours, but symptoms can start as early as 12 hours after exposure. The illness often begins suddenly. Even after having the illness, you can still become re-infected by norovirus,” according to the statement.

Symptoms include: diarrhea, vomiting, nausea and stomach cramps and other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue.

"Most people feel better within one or two days, with symptoms resolving on their own, and experience no long-term health effects," according to the statement.

For more information, visit the Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s website.


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