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26 July 2012 10:07
The Food and Drug Administration is warning people not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish harvested from New York's Oyster Bay Harbor
Travellers to New York are warned not to eat raw or partially cooked shellfish from New York's Oyster Bay Harbour as they have been tied to incidents of foodborne illness in several US states.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said Friday that clams and oysters from Long Island Harbour may be contaminated with bacteria that trigger nausea, stomach cramps, vomiting, diarrhoea and other symptoms related to food poisoning.
Overseas tourists travelling to the US Eastern seaboard might want to consider taking out a
medical travel insurance policy against illness before departure.
US regulators are asking consumers to check labels on shellfish to determine their origin. If the shellfish was taken from the harbour on or after June 1, consumers should bin the shellfish.
From July 13, shellfish harvesters have been barred from entering the Nassau County, New York, site by state officials.
Area shellfish were distributed to several states, including: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
According to the FDA, the shellfish have been tied to confirmed and potential cases of Vibrio parahaemolyticus illness. The bacteria can cause sickness within several hours or even as late as five days after being consumed.
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