DONEGAL OYSTERS BANNED AFTER NOVOVIRUS SCARE

first_imgOYSTERS produced in Donegal have been banned in Hong Kong, it has emerged.An outbreak of the food-poisoning novovirus has led to the import of raw oysters produced in Donegal being banned by Hong Kong’s centre for food safety (CFS), part of the territory’s food and environmental hygiene department.“While following up on recent food poisoning outbreaks caused by norovirus, the CFS was notified by the Irish authorities that the virus was found in a raw-oyster-processing plant in Donegal county,” the agency said in a statement. “For the sake of prudence, the CFS has banned the import of all raw oysters from Donegal county into Hong Kong since February 17th.”The agency also said that, despite the ban, the CFS had since found raw oysters originated from Donegal imported into Hong Kong via France.“The importer concerned has voluntarily surrendered the batch of raw oysters concerned to the CFS for disposal,” it said.The investigation is ongoing.  DONEGAL OYSTERS BANNED AFTER NOVOVIRUS SCARE was last modified: March 3rd, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:bandonegalnovovirusoysterslast_img read more