Raw Oysters Contaminated –

A few days ago this warning was attached to crab meat… today it’s to raw oysters. A man in FL died after eating raw oysters apparently contaminated with the bacteria Vibrio vulnificus – or more commonly referred to as the ‘flesh eating bacteria’. During summer months when the coastal waters are warmer, this bacteria is more prevalent. Might want to skip the raw the oysters – regardless of the state. Better safe than sorry. [Full story – Click Here]

Bad Bacteria – Illnesses Caused After Eating Tainted Crab Meat

Bacteria – and a bad one – is being linked to illnesses in three states and Washington DC after people consumed crab meat imported from Venezuela. The cause, vibrio bacteria… naturally live in coastal waters and can be found in higher concentrations May-Oct. when the waters are warmer. The resulting disease, vibriosis, can go from mild to deadly, as this bacteria can develop into a flesh eating bacteria!  Best not to eat raw or undercooked seafood and for now, better ask where that crab meat originated. [read full story CBSNEWS.COM]