Tag: oysters

Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year

Aphrodisi-yuk: Dodgy oysters poison 12,000 Britons a year with more than two-thirds of the shellfish on sale infected with the contagious norovirus Nearly 12,000 people a year are being poisoned by eating contaminated oysters Scientists discovered that more than two-thirds of oysters on sale are infected  Oysters are causing about 11,800 cases of norovirus poisoning

Californians warned about risk from British Columbia oysters

California health officials say about 100 people statewide have contracted norovirus in the past week after eating raw oysters from British Columbia, Canada. The state Department of Health issued a warning Wednesday about the possible risk of illness from consuming oysters harvested in south and central Baynes Sound. Canada has reported more than 170 cases