Are you at-risk?

The consumption of raw oysters by healthy individuals will not result in severe Vibrio vulnificus infection(1).

Serious illness and death can result when at-risk individuals consume raw oysters. The health conditions that place individuals in the at-risk consumer category include(1):

Liver Disease (from hepatitis, cirrhosis, alcoholism, or cancer)

Iron overload disease (hemochromatosis)


Cancer (including lymphoma, leukemia, Hodgkin’s disease)

Stomach Disorders

Or any illness or medical condition that weakens the body’s immune system*

If you are in an At-Risk category or are unsure about your risks, you can reduce the risk of illness by eating oysters that have been post-harvest processed or eliminate the risk of illness by eating oysters fully cooked.

*If you are unsure about your risks, please consult a physician.

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