At least a dozen consumers have fallen seriously ill with a mysterious “gastrointestinal illness” who ate raw oysters sold by various establishments across 4 counties in Southern California — Los Angeles, Orange, Santa Barbara, and San Diego — according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).
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What’s the Problem?
Although you may not live in one of the California counties to be affected by the outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses to date, CDPH warns that you too may be harmed by potentially contaminated raw clams, and to exercise caution when consuming these and related products.
“CDPH continues to work closely with local health jurisdictions to collect information about the cases,” the agency said in a news release. “Traceback evidence collected to date confirms that the oysters were harvested from Estero El Cardon. Shellfish authorities in Mexico have been notified about the outbreak and are investigating.”
Health officials are urging restaurants and retail establishments to check their inventory and shellfish stocks to determine whether they possess any of the recalled oysters.
“This will ensure that potentially contaminated raw oysters are not available for purchase, and any leftover contaminated products are discarded,” CDPH continued, adding “Consumers should ask the retailer or restaurant about the source if the product is not labeled or identified.”
Do I Have an Oyster Recall Lawsuit?
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