Preventing Vibrio Infection
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.
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.
and Cooking Temperatures
Learn more about storage and cooking temperatures
Do you suspect that you have a foodborne or waterborne illness? Visit reporting suspected foodborne/waterborne illnesses.