DDS: Food Recall Advisory: Norwalk/Westport Area Shellfish Bed Closures Due to Vibrio Foodborne Illnesses; Recall of Clams and Oysters

TO: DDS Regional Directors, STS Director, CTH Coordinators, Private Providers, CO Quality Management Personnel
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Quality Management Services
DATE: August 5, 2013
RE: FOOD RECALL ADVISORY: Norwalk/Westport Area Shellfish Bed Closures Due to Vibrio Foodborne Illnesses; Recall of Clams and Oysters
 
 
Food Recall Advisory
 
 
Food Recall Advisory: On August 3, 2013 The Department of Agriculture Bureau of Aquaculture (DA/BA) has announced the voluntary closure of shellfish beds in the Norwalk Westport area due to a number of illnesses caused by Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a naturally occurring bacterium associated with shellfish harvested from the noted specific areas. The closure affects commercial areas in Norwalk and Westport and recreational areas in Norwalk, Westport, and Darien. Oysters and clams harvested from these areas between 7/3/13 and 8/2/13 are being recalled.
 
See the attached PDF documents for further information.
 
 
 
Please ensure those responsible for food procurement and preparation are aware of this food recall advisory.  Also review your food stores to determine whether or not the identified products are present.  If the identified products are present, address appropriately.