Oysters in Kent
Was rather alarmed by an aside in Marina O'Loughlin's review in the Metro (Monday I think) about herpes infested Kent oysters. Is this true? Pretty disturbing reading on the Tube in the morning recalling the few dozen I consumed at the Whitstable Oyster Festival a few weeks ago...! Anyone know any more about this?
I wouldn't worry about it. They knew about this before the Oyster festival.
One of the guys who raised the alarm in the first place, John Bayes said:
'Whitstable was once famous for its oysters when there were a lot here, but it’s been a long time since any were seriously produced here because they can’t be sustained in the long term.
“Most of the oysters sold at the festival actually come from open-sea areas or are imported from places like Ireland and the Channel Islands.
“It’s all a bit of a sham really.”'