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Porthilly Shellfish recalls oysters from Camel Estuary, Cornwall because of possible contamination with norovirus

Last updated: 12 November 2021
Last updated: 12 November 2021

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.

Product details

Wadebridge Fishmongers
Product code 18, Polmorla Walk, Wadebridge, PL27 7NS
Passionate about Fish
Product code 61 Woodlands Rd, Camberley, GU15 3ND
Product code 17 Hartfield Rd, Forest Row, RH18 5DN
Rock Fish
Product code 1 Azime Court, Wadebridge, Cornwall, PL27 6NW

Risk statement

The possible presence of norovirus in the products listed above.

 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.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-52-2021