Cost of Restrictions on Gulf Oyster Harvesting for Control of Vibrio vulnificus-Caused Disease

Research Triangle Institute (RTI) conducted a study for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to estimate the costs of a seasonal harvesting restriction on Gulf of Mexico oysters and a seasonal marketing restriction on the sale of Gulf Oysters for raw consumption. During the course of this study, the 1995 Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) adopted a Vibrio vulnificus interim control plan for oysters. Therefore, the RTI study includes an estimate of the costs of complying with the ISSC interim control plan.

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Date added to FoodRisk.org: September 30, 2002
Pub. date from document: October 1996