By NewsDesk @infectiousdiseasenews
Canadian officials announced the recall of certain Sawmill Bay Shellfish brand Pacific Aquacultured Oysters from the marketplace due to norovirus.
They were distributed in Alberta and British Columbia.
The recalled products include:
|Sawmill Bay Shellfish||Pacific Aquacultured Oysters||By the dozen||None||Lots: 453 and 454||Sold only to hotels, restaurants and institutions|
|None||Pacific Aquacultured Oysters||Variable count||None||None – All units sold from February 12 to 19, 2020, inclusive||Sold at Codfather’s Seafood Market, Kelowna BC|
This recall was triggered by findings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) during its investigation into a foodborne illness outbreak.
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. The main symptoms of norovirus illness are diarrhea, vomiting (children usually experience more vomiting than adults), nausea and stomach cramps. Other symptoms may include low-grade fever, headache, chills, muscle aches and fatigue (a general sense of tiredness). Most people feel better within one or two days, with symptoms resolving on their own, and experience no long-term health effects. As with any illness causing diarrhea or vomiting, people who are ill should drink plenty of liquids to replace lost body fluids and prevent dehydration. In severe cases, patients may need to be hospitalized and given fluids intravenously.
Officials advise the public to check to see if you have the recalled product in your home. Recalled products should be thrown out or returned to the store where they were purchased.
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