Navigation Links
Warning against Consuming Raw Korean Oysters

The New Zealand Food Safety Authority (NZFSA) has warned people against consuming uncooked oysters imported from Korea. //Frozen Korean oysters bags are clearly labelled as requiring to be cooked before consuming. The warning is mainly because the product is known to sometimes carry norovirus, which causes a gastrointestinal illness.

In New Zealand these Korean oysters are packed frozen in 1kg bags and labeled according to the current import health standard, with a statement that the product must be cooked or must not be eaten raw.

These oysters are to be cooked in such a way that the centre of the oyster reaches 90oC and is held at that temperature for 90 seconds. NZFSA has also reminded chefs and consumers of the product to encure proper hand and kitchen hygiene especially during defrosting, to ensure that cross-contamination of other foods with raw oyster juice does not take place.

The typical symptoms of norovirus infection include headache, vomiting, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea which often occur within 10 to 50 hours after consumption. Although the symptoms usually resolve in two days those affected should avoid preparing food of any sort for at least 48, and preferably 72, hours after the last symptoms have ended. This is because norovirus is very contagious, and food handlers who have been infected can be a major source of infection.

The recent outbreaks appear to have been caused because the label instructions appear not to have been followed. NZFSA is reviewing the import health standard to determine if the current provisions are sufficient and is considering if further risk mitigation steps are needed. NZFSA is also approaching the Korean government agencies responsible for the certification of these products to discuss what assurances New Zealand will need to have confidence that product arriving in New Zealand is as stated.


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Early Warning System For Breast Cancer
2. Warning on radiowave exposure
3. A Seizure Late In Life Could be A Stroke Warning
4. Blood Pressure An Early Warning Sign Of Alzheimer’s Disease
5. Early Warning Signs Of Heart Disease
6. Warning Issued by FDA on consumption of the drug Tysabri used to treat Multiple Sclerosis
7. Warning issued by FDA over "Liqiang 4 Capsules"
8. Warning Signs On Powered Baby Milk
9. People Still Neglect To Use Sunscreen In Spite Of Cancer Warnings
10. Global Outbreak Of Bird Flu Warning By Chinese Scientist
11. Experts Building Bird Flu Warning System
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:6/26/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 27, 2016 , ... Quality metrics ... yet in many ways they remain in the eye of the beholder, according to ... a publication of The American Journal of Managed Care. For the full issue, ...
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness plan ... fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library ... City Observer , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ... for fumigation is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 Research and ... Market for Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... for Companion Diagnostics The World Market for ... personalized medicine diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the ... Market (In Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June 24, ... VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June 23, ... Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  As ... Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic counsel ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... June 23, 2016 Research and Markets ... Market - Forecast to 2022" report to their offering. ... method for the patients with kidney failure, it replaces the ... from the patient,s blood and thus the treatment helps to ... chloride in balance. Increasing number of ESRD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: