Sunday, August 3, 2008

Raw Oysters


lsfp1960 said...

Hate them raw but I could eat tons of them breaded & fried!  Yummy!!!
I've got some frozen ones in the freezer, think I'll get them out. Linda in Washington state

avebayle said...

Hi. I see that you have  tried raw oysters. Check out the website   I was shocked to learn that several individuals die each year from the consumption of raw oysters that are contaminated with naturally occurring Vibrio bacteria.  Some gulf states have chosen to not take action in order to make raw oysters safe for ALL consumers.
Several years ago, the state of California made a requirement that all imported raw oysters must be pasteurized and since that requirement was put into place there have been NO FURTHER DEATHS in that state.
In order to affect change, consumers need to only accept oysters that are SAFE through post harvest processing or through being cooked.   Consumer demand drives the market and the industry would be forced to provide oysters that did not lead to unnecessary deaths.

jmorancoyle said...

    I don't live in a seaside community. And we were warned about eating out of Lake Michigan years ago. If anything, Chicagoans still have a tie to the old Union Stockyards. I'll take a steak, medium rare.

princesssaurora said...

I had to vote yuk but my hubby LOVES them!

be well,

marainey1 said...

Good Morning !  Thank you for commenting in my journal.  I'll put  your journal on my alerts so I'll be back.  I like oysters breaded and fried.  Not raw.  'On Ya' - ma