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2021.11.15 Recall: Porthilly Shellfish - oysters from Camel Estuary, Cornwall

The following notice has been issued by the Food Standards Agency.

Porthilly Shellfish is recalling oysters from Camel Estuary, Cornwall as a precautionary measure because the oysters might be contaminated with norovirus. The products affected are limited to oysters from Camel Estuary, Cornwall, sold at retail stores listed below between 28 October and 09 November 2021.

Wadebridge Fishmongers, 18, Polmorla Walk, Wadebridge, PL27 7NS

Passionate about Fish, 61 Woodlands Rd, Camberley, GU15 3ND

Veasey, 17 Hartfield Rd, Forest Row, RH18 5DN

Rock Fish, 1 Azime Court, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6NW

Risk statement
The possible presence of norovirus in the products sold at the above premises.

Symptoms caused by norovirus typically include sudden onset nausea, projectile vomiting, diarrhoea and fever but can also include abdominal pain and aching limbs. Norovirus can also lead to dehydration, especially in young children, older adults and people with weakened immunity.

Action taken by the company
Porthilly Shellfish are recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers
If you have bought any oysters from Camel Estuary, Cornwall, do not eat them. Instead, return them to the food business from where they were bought for a full refund. If you are unsure if the oysters purchased were from Camel Estuary, Cornwall, please contact the food business where they were purchased or contact Porthilly Shellfish on 01208 862624 for advice.

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