Plan To Reduce Oyster Related Illness Risks Is A Necessity, says the GAO

Posted on November 22, 2011

According to the news perpetuated in the past months, this hasn’t been a good year for seafood lovers. Reports from environmental groups and governmental agencies show that salinity levels in state waters are higher than ever before. Due mostly to this environmental issues, Louisiana fell behind Washington State in much of its seafood production but especially in oyster production.

The reports from authorities show that the production of oysters is the worst and lowest in 60 years. The FDA has stated that oyster consumption has allegedly claimed many lives. The necessity for a safety agenda that will assure a safe and healthy product to consumers across the nation is now irrevocable.

The Government Accountability Office is pushing the federal government to come to terms with the oyster industry over the most life-threatening issue related to oyster consumption in the planet: the Vibrio vulnificus that may be found in raw oysters and that allegedly can turn out to be deadly.

As a Los Angeles wrongful death attorney I hope that consumers will be alert whenever purchasing any raw oyster products. I sincerely hope that the government will be able to provide the nation with a safe guideline for the oyster industry so no more deaths will happen from oyster consumption.

Personal injury lawyers will be of great assistance if you were ever the victim of the negligence of an industry that has provided your community with contaminated food products.

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