Food hygiene - Oysters – aphrodisiac or source of illness?

Ian Woodland

Ian Woodland
Director of Business Services, Assurity Consulting
29th July 2019

According to data submitted to the European Food Safety Authority, more than a third of raw oyster samples from production areas in Europe were found to contain norovirus as a result of human faecal contamination.

Furthermore more than 1 in 10 oysters dispatched for human consumption still contained evidence of norovirus, which can cause vomiting and diarrhoea. For more details of the study, please click here

So if you are planning a romantic evening with your partner and want to end up in the bedroom rather than the bathroom, you may want to consider some alternative foods that are claimed to have aphrodisiac properties, such as chocolate, celery or bananas!