Possible Salted Sea Vibrio Outbreak: Salted Sea in Seattle Raw Oysters Suspected

Public Health is investigating an outbreak of gastroenteritis linked to eating Oysters at Salted Sea in Seattle – the restaurant is located at 4915 Rainier Ave S #101, in Seattle, WA 98118. So far at least one of the victims has tested positive for Vibrio parahaemolyticus.  Two others have the symptoms consistent with vibriosis after having eaten at Salted Sea on June 9, 2017. Another person claims to have eaten raw oysters at the restaurant on June 17, 2017 and was thereafter sickened.

The Department of Public Health (DPH) has been investigating since June 22, 2017.  As part of their investigation, DPH visited the Salted Sea for an inspection but no red-flags, such as signs of cross-contamination or failure to hold foods apt proper temperatures, was evident.

The Washington State Department of Health Shellfish Program (DOHSP) conducted a trace-back to determine the harvest locations of the oysters that made these patrons ill, but found the consumed oysters were harvested from multiple locations in Washington State.  This was in part because the patrons could not identify the specific type of oysters each of them ate.

For more information about the Salted Sea Vibrio Outbreak or a Vibrio outbreak, Or to speak to a Vibrio lawyer, call 1-888-335-4901.



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