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 Food Safety Alert: Raw Oysters

Oregon Public Health warns of illness risk from eating contaminated raw oysters

Vibrio bacteria occur naturally in coastal areas and are found in higher concentrations during the summer months as water becomes warmer. Cases of illness caused by this bacteria have started to be reported in Oregon.

The Public Health Division Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention Program investigates foodborne gastroenteritis outbreaks and works with local health departments to notify people when outbreaks occur. The Division's Foodborne Illness Prevention Program works in partnership with local health departments, the food service industry, and the public to reduce or eliminate the known causes of foodborne illness; this program also oversees the Food Handler Card program.

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