Health authorities issue ’emergency order’ recall on oysters

South Australia Health has issued an emergency order to recall raw Pacific oysters produced in Coffin Bay.

The oysters have been available for sale direct from farms, seafood outlets, grocery stores and supermarkets across the country including SA, NSW, ACT, QLD, VIC, NT and WA.

“The recall is due to microbial (Vibrio parahaemolyticus) contamination,” the recall notice said.


“Food products contaminated with Vibrio parahaemolyticus may cause illness if consumed.”


The affected oysters include those with production dates from 4 September 2021 up to 16 November 2021.

“Consumers are advised not to eat raw Pacific oysters ​from Coffin Bay, including fresh and frozen products,” the recall notice added.

“Any consumers concerned about their health should seek medical advice”.

People are being urged to immediately dispose of the oysters or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.