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Some Canadian raw oysters shipped here prove a menace

The FDA is warning restaurants and retailers not to sell oysters harvested in certain parts of Baynes Sound, British Columbia and shipped to, among other places, Massachusetts, because they've been linked to norovirus. The FDA alert provides information on what to look for on oyster shipments and describes norovirus symptoms.

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Let's hope that the restaurants and retailers here in the Bay State heed the warnings of the FDA and not purchase these noravirus-tainted oysters from Baynes Sound, BC. We've had enough problems (i. e. Covid-19), without these tainted oysters.

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Does this mean "April" is now "Apil"?

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Why bother? Local oysters are better.

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From Red's seafood in the Public Market, problem solved!

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MA has very strict handling and shipping regulations. When on this coast, and in this state, why not buy local and fresh?

I've had BC oysters, sure - in Victoria. I love me some Yaquina Bay oysters, too - when I'm buying them freshly shucked from the landing on the west coast. The idea of shipping oysters cross country to be eaten raw is just ... ewww.

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I know I should also not buy apples from New Zealand, etc... but the business of shipping raw oysters cross the continent as a luxury item seems particularly egregious in terms of environmental impact, etc...

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Farmers in Idaho were complaining it's cheaper to get onions shipped from Europe to the Northeast then it is for them to hire freight transportation between their remote farms and New England.

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That's kind of strange. It's 2925 miles from Boston to Cork, 2265 miles from Boston to Boise. And I thought trucks and especially trains are far more fuel efficient than planes.

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I scrolled past your comment seven times before I was like, wait, what newsletter?"

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Eat Wellfleet oysters.

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are the best eatin'.

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Ahem.

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are really good at picking up virus laden particles from sewage effluent, including hepatitis A and other nasties. So... cook 'em well.

(The linked PSA actually notes that steaming may not be enough.)

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