USA: Gulf of Mexico shellfish: death on the half shell
Launching the ³Serving Safer Shellfish² Campaign Prompted by deaths caused every year by tainted Gulf of Mexico shellfish, the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) today launched a campaign to increase shellfish safety. According to ³Death on the Half Shell,² a CSPI report issued today, government inaction has led to more than 135 deaths from contaminated oysters since 1989. The campaign urges consumers not to eat and shellfish dealers, retailers, and restaurants not to market raw Gulf Coast oysters unless they have been processed to kill bacteria.
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