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South Korean Shellfish Recalled- Norovirus

Laura Hosford-Yunker4 years ago

On May 18, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the recall of South Korean Shellfish due to possible Norovirus contamination. The FDA issued an update on May 25 adding more products to the recall.  On June 1, Crown Prince notified all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to remove South Korean shellfish from their shelves.

About the Contamination

  • Norovirus was found in many of the shellfish tested.
  • Norovirus is the leading cause of acute gastroenteritis and inflammation of the intestines and stomach.
  • Norovirus is highly contagious, but it’s not usually life-threatening.
  • Consumers should immediately stop eating any of these shellfish and return them to the store where purchased.

List of Effected Shellfish

  • Crown Prince Whole Boiled Oysters, Crown Prince Natural Whole Boiled Oysters, Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil, Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters with Chili Pepper.
  • Includes the following UPC item numbers: 0 73230 00052 2, 0 73230 00852 8, 0 73230 00851 1, 0 73230 00866 5.
  • This recall does not affect South Korean crab or shrimp.
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