CDC Investigation Notice: CDC Foodborne Outbreak Investigations Updates: Raw Oysters and Raw Tuna
For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Contact: Media Relations
CDC posted updates regarding two separate investigations: a multistate outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters, and a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw tuna.
Update: Gastrointestinal illnesses linked to raw oysters
- At the request of Mexico’s public health authorities, all raw oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon and distributed from the last week of April 2019 through the first week of May 2019 have been recalled because of their link to an outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses.
- Do not eat, serve, or sell oysters harvested from Estero El Cardon, an estuary in Baja California Sur, Mexico. Throw away any products with harvest tags that indicate a growing area of Estero El Cardon.
- For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vibrio/investigations/rawoysters-05-19/index.html
Final Update: Salmonella infections linked to frozen raw tuna
- This outbreak appears to be over, but recalled frozen tuna may still be in freezers. Restaurants and retailers should not sell or serve recalled frozen, ground tuna from Jensen Tunaexternal icon.
- Fifteen ill people were reported from eight states. Two people were hospitalized.
- For more information, visit https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/newport-04-19/index.html
If you have questions about cases in a particular state, please call that state’s health department.
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