Browsing All posts tagged under »vibrio«

Vibrio from imported Crabmeat prompts multi-state outbreak

July 16, 2018 by


CDC posting of Multi-state outbreak of Vibrio papahaemoltticus Infections from Fresh Crab Meat imported from Venezuela. Highlights CDC, state and local health officials, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus infections linked to eating fresh crab meat imported from Venezuela. Important advice to consumers, restaurants, and retailers:( […]

Emergency Shellfish Closures in NY for Vibrio – illnesses reported

September 10, 2014 by


According to the New York state department of environmental conversation there have been documented illnesses caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus from shellfish presumed shellfish harvested from New York Shellfish Harvest Area NS-3. The following lands are designated as uncertified effective sunrise on Friday, September 5, 2014 and continuing until further notice. It is unlawful to harvest […]

2 sick; oyster farmers back in business

October 6, 2013 by


by Doug Powell Katama Bay oyster beds in Massachusetts have been reopened a month after closing because of links to at least two Vibrio illnesses. Katama oysters should be back in the restaurants by Columbus Day. “I’m really happy for all the farmers and I’m certainly relieved,” said Jack Blake, owner of Sweet Neck Farm, […]

Two illnesses – Oyster Beds in Edgartown, (Martha’s Vineyard) closed for Vibrio

September 16, 2013 by


Several cases of Vibrio linked to consumption of oysters harvested from the area. The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF) today announced the closure of oyster beds in Katama Bay in the community of Edgartown following an outbreak of Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vp) […]

Bacterial outbreak roils Mass. oyster industry

September 14, 2013 by


In an AP article on,  a mystery of sorts threatens to stunt Massachusetts’ small but growing oyster industry after illnesses linked to bacterial contamination forced the state to shut down beds for the first time ever. ‘‘Honestly, I’m confused by the whole thing,’’ said Don Merry, an oyster grower from Duxbury, where oyster beds have […]

Oysters Recalled at Wegmans for Vibrio parahaemolyticus

September 2, 2013 by


Recall Date: 08/31/2013 The following Oysters have been recalled at Wegmans: Island Creek Oysters UPC: 20614800000 Merry Oysters UPC: 20615400000 These products were sold at the Northborough, MA store ONLY Reason for Recall: The Massachusetts Dept of Public Health and the Massachusetts Dept of Fish and Game announced 8/30/13 a closure of oyster growing areas […]

22 sick with vibrio from raw oysters in Washington state

August 4, 2011 by


by Doug Powell The Washington State Department of Health reports that 18 people have been sickened with Vibrio parahaemolyticus after eating raw oysters linked to commercial operations and four illnesses to recreational harvesting in Puget Sound and on the Washington coast. Cooking shellfish thoroughly will prevent vibriosis illness and is always a good idea. This […]