Louisiana Restaurant Association urges members to weigh in on proposed oyster ban

METAIRIE La. The Louisiana Restaurant Association said Wednesday it is urging its members and others to contact lawmakers to express their views on a planned federal ban of sales of untreated raw oysters from the Gulf of Mexico.

The proposal, announced earlier this month by the Food and Drug Administration, would ban sales of raw oysters that are not treated for a potentially deadly bacteria. Some restaurant operators already use pasteurized raw oysters, but a

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