||DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel|
||Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services|
||July 13, 2012|
||FOOD ADVISORY: Long Island, NY Shellfish Unapproved as Food Source|
On July 10, 2012 the CT Department of Public Health, Environmental Health Section reported on July 13, 2012 that the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources has issued an emergency notice regarding shellfish harvested out of Oyster Bay Harbor, NY. Shellfish beds in this area have been closed for harvest until further notice. The emergency notice was issued after documented cases of illness associated with the consumption of raw or partially cooked shellfish from this growing area were reported. Illness has been confirmed due to Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally-occurring marine bacterium.
All shellfish harvesters, shippers, reshippers, processors, restaurants and retail food establishments are advised to check the identity tags on all containers of shellfish in their inventories. If the tag indicates the harvest area was Oyster Bay Harbor and had a harvest date before July 13, 2012, the product must not be sold or used in foodservice preparations.
For further information, please view the attached PDF document.
Please ensure those responsible are aware of this food recall advisory. Also review your supplies to determine whether or not the identified products are present. If the identified products are present, address appropriately.