An official website of the United States government
Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.
Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.
Clostridium perfringens bacteria are one of the most common causes of foodborne illness (food poisoning).
Raw oysters can cause food poisoning and ruin your summer. Learn more about food safety and oysters.