Oysters recalled in Canada due to E. coli contamination

AC Covert Distributors/True North Seafood Company is recalling Sober Island brand OG Oysters from the marketplace due to generic E. coli contamination.

The recalled product was sold in Nova Scotia, Canada, according to the recall warning issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.

Recalled products:

Mark Product Cut UPC codes
sober island Oysters OG Catch weight None PO077656

Hotels, restaurants and retailers should not use, sell, serve or distribute the affected product. The recalled products should not be consumed.

About E. coli Infections
Anyone who has consumed any of the implicated products and develops symptoms of E. coli infection should seek medical attention and inform their physician of possible food poisoning. Specific tests are needed to diagnose infections, which can mimic other illnesses.

Symptoms of E. coli infections vary from person to person, but often include severe stomach cramps and diarrhea, often bloody. Some patients may also have a fever. Most patients recover in five to seven days. Others may develop serious or life-threatening symptoms and complications, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

About 5-10% of people diagnosed with E. coli infections develop a life-threatening complication of kidney failure known as hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Symptoms of HUS include fever, abdominal pain, feeling very tired, decreased frequency of urination, small unexplained bruising or bleeding, and paleness.

Many people with HUS recover within weeks, but some suffer permanent injuries or die. This condition can occur in people of any age, but is more common in children under the age of five due to their immature immune system, older people due to deteriorating immune system, and people whose immune system is weakened, like cancer patients.

People with HUS symptoms should seek emergency medical attention immediately. People with HUS will likely be hospitalized because the disease can cause other serious and persistent problems such as high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, brain damage, and neurological problems.

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