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Oysters: you deserve proof of provenance

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Oysters: you deserve proof of provenance

Recently I came across some live oysters (not mine) destined for delivery to a local restaurant. They were loose in an unlidded box, covered only with paper. Handwritten on the side of the box was the restaurant's name and the type of oyster. No harvest date, no PR (Product Recall) number and hence, no proof of provenance. WHAT YOU SHOULD BE GETTING According to the NSW Shellfish Industry Manual, the 'bible' for licensed businesses operating in the NSW oyster industry, a long list of information including PRNs, date of harvest, species etc should travel with harvested oysters throughout both the...

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