Oregon oysters linked to norovirus outbreak sent to East Coast

February 27, 2016

Oysters harvested from Yaquina Bay and sold raw to restaurants, retailers and direct to consumers by Oregon Oyster Farms Inc. are being recalled after at least 17 people who ate them recently contracted norovirus.

Health officials are concerned that consumers, retailers and restaurants may still have the oysters on hand because their sell-by dates range from Feb. 19 through March 8, according to a notice on the Oregon Health Authority website.

An unopened jug of Oregon Oyster Farms oysters collected from a restaurant tested positive for the same strain of norovirus found in stool samples from three of the outbreak…