Commissioner Adam H. Putnam

Florida Agriculture: 500 Years in the Making

Eating Oysters: A Health Advisory

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Oysters contain the bacteria vibrio vulnificous.

This bacteria makes eating raw oysters a game of chance, causing illness or death in many people with common or undetected health conditions like diabetes, liver problems from alcohol consumption, even regular antacid use.

The only sure, safe way to enjoy the great taste of oysters without putting yourself at risk is to cook them.

Don’t gamble with raw oysters, get hooked on cooked!

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