Oyster Fest Coming Up...
but what about those oysters?
How timely that announcements for Arcata's upcoming Oyster Festival are starting to pop up and someone writes in to the Eureka Reporter asking what I've asked a few times here: Just how safe are Humboldt oysters to eat?
Maybe someone in the know will see that letter and let us know?
But, in another timely coincidence, also in the Eureka Reporter today, is a story on oysters that includes the following statement: " The occasional exception occurs during rainy periods, when state-mandated water samples might deem oysters unsuitable for harvest, a regulation Humboldt Bay Oyster Co. owner Todd Van Herpe said ensures oyster quality".
Followed with this, "Areas we grow them on have to be certified for an edible product. We have to assume people will be eating them raw,” Van Herpe said.".
So, that would suggest that the oysters are ok since the water is tested occasionally.
Has anyone tested the actual oysters, though?