At least 11 cases of norovirus infections have been linked to frozen raw oysters in Hawaii. These illnesses occurred on the island of Maui, and began to appear in September. There is a recall associated with this outbreak. Recently, the Hawaii State Department of Health issued a recall for frozen raw oysters that were imported from Korea. They are packaged while on a half shell and were distributed by the Dai One Food Company. The affected oysters were sold to distributors and restaurants. Recalled oysters are marked with harvest dates between February 10 and February 13, 2015.
Norovirus is a virus that causes illness in humans. It is a very common source of illness, and infects 19-21 million people per year in the United States. It usually occurs after contact with contaminated food, water, or people. Symptoms of a norovirus infection will appear between 24 to 48 hours after exposure to the pathogen and will include stomach pain, nausea, and diarrhea. Norovirus is a very contagious pathogen. Those infected with the virus should be wary of going out into public. If you or a loved one begins to show the symptoms of norovirus poisoning, contact a medical professional.
If you or a loved one suspects you are infected with norovirus as a result of consuming Dai One Food Company’s products, seek medical attention immediately. Even if your condition is not life-threatening, blood and stool samples may be necessary to establish the source of your illness. Contact the food poisoning lawyers at the Merman Law Firm for competent, compassionate representation. Our team of norovirus lawyers are here to help.