Are oysters in Whitstable safe to eat?

Are oysters in Whitstable safe to eat?

“All oysters that were distributed are now past their shelf life. There is no known further risk to consumers.” A spokesman for the Whitstable Oyster Company said: “We have stopped harvesting oysters as there have been some cases of sickness related to our oysters over the past week.

Where in Kent is famous for oysters?

The seaside town of Whitstable, on the North coast of Kent in southeast England, has been famous for its succulent, fatty oysters since the 1400s.

Where can I buy oysters in Whitstable?

Whitstable Oysters

  • The Whitstable Oyster Company. 1,716 reviewsClosed Now.
  • Wheelers Oyster Bar. 1,225 reviewsClosed Now.
  • Birdies. 1,089 reviewsClosed Now.
  • Samphire. 1,744 reviewsClosed Now.
  • Crab & Winkle Restaurant. 1,210 reviewsClosed Now.
  • Old Neptune. 287 reviewsClosed Now.
  • The Forge. 399 reviewsClosed Now.
  • The Sportsman.

Why is Whitstable famous for oysters?

The Whitstable Oyster Fishery Company traces its roots back to 1793, but oysters have been a part of Whitstable’s history for far longer. The Company’s freehold beds are directly offshore from the town and are world famous for the quality of the oysters that they produce.

Why was Whitstable oyster closed?

A Whitstable Oyster Company farm has been closed down as officials investigate multiple reports of people falling ill after eating the shellfish. Officials stress that the batches of oysters affected have been identified and testing is ongoing.

Why are there no oysters in Whitstable?

“The oyster harvesting business linked to the outbreak ceased harvesting, no further oysters have been distributed since illnesses have occurred, and oysters distributed before they were aware of the illnesses have been withdrawn from the market,” the spokesman said. “There is no known further risk to consumers.”

Who owns Whitstable Oyster Company?

In 1978 Barrie Green and his business partner John Knight took over the Whitstable Oyster Company.

How are oysters farmed in Whitstable?

We regularly harvest self seeded rock oysters from the intertidal zone using a hatchet, quad bike or boat. We also dredge rock oysters from deeper water, occasionally replenishing stocks with seed or semi-mature stock (traditionally known as brood, ware or half-ware).

Who owns the Whitstable Oyster Company?

Are Whitstable oysters farmed?

Oyster Production We buy or dredge Native oysters from the common ground historically known as the ‘Flats’ near the recently placed Windfarm. Natives reared on our ground (a freehold area of six square miles) are the only true Royal Whitstable Native Oyster.