Preventing Vibrio Infection
(Vibrio parahaemolyticus)

You can prevent Vibrio Infection by:

Minimizing Your Risk


Keep your food preparation areas clean

  • Keep raw seafood separate from produce and other foods when shopping for and storing groceries.

  • Wash hands, cutting boards, countertops, cutlery, and utensils after handling raw seafood.

  • Cross-Contamination
    Food and kitchen tools and surfaces may become contaminated from raw seafood.

Cook and store your food at the appropriate temperatures

  • Most infections caused by V. parahaemolyticus in the United States can be prevented by thoroughly cooking seafood, especially oysters.

  • Storage and Cooking Temperatures
    Learn more about storage and cooking temperatures

 

Do you suspect that you have a foodborne illness? Visit reporting suspected foodborne illnesses.

Updated Wednesday, 17-Nov-2010 12:34:00 CST