a decrease in urination, dry mouth and throat, and dizziness when standing up. Children who are dehydrated may have few or no tears and be unusually sleepy or fussy.
The affected harvest locations in Baynes Sound include #1407063, #1411206, #278737 in BC 14-8, and #1400036, in BC 14-15. “Baynes Sound” will show on product tags as “14-8” and/or “DEEP BAY,” or “14-15.”
What to do with your oysters
The FDA said:
- Restaurants and retailers should throw out or return to the distributor any products included in the recall.
- Those who have processed and packaged any potentially tainted products should be aware of cross-contamination of food processing equipment. Work surfaces should be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized, and hands should be washed with warm water.
- Retailers who have sold bulk product should clean and sanitize containers used to hold the product.
- Consumers should not eat oysters from any of the listed locations and throw away any products they have. If they become ill, they should talk to their health care provider.
It is always important to wash hands, utensils and surfaces with hot, soapy water before and after handling food, the FDA said. It is especially important now to wash any cutting utensils or food preparation surfaces that have come in contact with the contaminated oysters.
Noroviruses are relatively resistant to heat and can survive temperatures as high as 145 degrees.
Other ways to avoid food-borne illness include not preparing food for others when you are ill; washing fruits and vegetables before preparing and eating them; always cooking oysters and shellfish thoroughly; disinfecting contaminated surfaces, and washing contaminated laundry.