La. Recalls Oysters After Norovirus Outbreak

Law360, New York (May 9, 2012, 3:52 PM EDT) -- The state of Louisiana ordered an oyster recall and shut down a shellfish harvesting area Tuesday after at least 14 people contracted a stomach virus from eating the seafood at a restaurant in the New Orleans area.

The state's Department of Health and Hospitals recalled oysters that have been collected from a harvesting area in Terrebonne Parish, located southwest of New Orleans, since April 26. The agency also closed the harvesting area for at least 21 days.

Fourteen patrons of the restaurant fell ill to the...
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