Recall of La. oysters after Miss. illnesses

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Posted: Mar 25, 2010 2:20 AM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: oysters, recall, illnesses, norovirus, state health department, Plaquemines Parish

An outbreak of illnesses in Mississippi two weeks ago prompted a recall Wednesday of oysters harvested in Louisiana.

The Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals says 11 people got sick with norovirus at a seafood conference. One person was hospitalized but has since been released.

The recall affects oysters harvested since March 6 from Basin 4, Area 7 in Plaquemines Parish. It applies to shucked, frozen, breaded and post-harvest processes oysters, as well as those for the half-shell market.

Cooking kills norovirus, but undercooked oysters can still carry it.

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