Three cases of vibriosis have prompted a recall of raw oysters. California health officials have announced a recall of shucked and in-shell raw oysters from Drakes Bay Oyster Co. because they may be contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus, a bacteria that can cause vibriosis, an illness characterized by vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, headache, fever and chills. Severe cases of vibriosis.

Health officials have found evidence linking the three Vibrio food poisoning cases to Drakes Bay raw oysters.  This evidence may be used in a lawsuit seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages.  The facts need to analyzed to determine if a lawsuit can be filed in these three cases.

Drakes Bay Oysters Recall Information

The shucked oysters are packaged under the Drakes Bay Oyster Farm label and sold in 9 ounce, 1-pint, 1-quart and half-gallon jars or tubs.

The affected shucked products are labeled with lot numbers 363 through 421. The lot number can be found on the top label of each jar or tub. The in-shell raw oysters are sold individually or in bags ranging in size from 1 dozen to 10 dozen. In-shell raw oyster tags are marked with harvest dates ranging from July 17, 2012, through Aug. 8, 2012.