According to the Cape Cod Times, the Massachusetts state fisheries and health officials have established new rules for 2014 designed to prevent the outbreak of harmful Vibrio p. bacteria that closed 2 major oyster-farming areas and sickened at least 58 people in 2013.

The plan would require that oysters be cooled quickly after harvest to inhibit bacterial growth; lays out rules for closing and re-opening areas; and tightens regulations governing the handling of oysters for cleaning, sorting and transport.

Read more about the Massachusetts plan to combat Vibrio p. outbreaks in the state’s oyster farms.



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