Over 500 Ill From Norovirus Linked to Raw Oysters

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This Food Safety Infosheet describes a 2009 outbreak of norovirus linked to consumption of raw oysters, possibly made worse by ill restaurant personnel, at a restaurant in the UK. The outbreak lasted about six weeks at the restaurant because of ongoing transmission at the restaurant.


  • Outbreak linked to shellfish, made worse by ill staff
  • Fat Duck’s poor food safety practices may have led to further contamination
  • Several weaknesses in procedures at the restaurant may have contributed to ongoing transmission including delayed response to the incident and ill staff members

Article first appeared on foodsafetyinfosheets.org