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Recall Expanded for Frozen Oysters Imported from Korea

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January 23, 2012

November 18, 2012


January 23, 2012

UPDATE: FDA Expands Warning to Consumers Not to Eat Certain Frozen Oysters from Korea Additional “Use By Dates” added to November 2011 Recall

FDA has learned of a new norovirus illness case in Pennsylvania caused by frozen oysters harvested from an additional lease within the same regional harvest area that caused the norovirus outbreak reported earlier in this notice. Samples of oysters from lots associated with this new case were tested by FDA. All samples were found to be positive for norovirus. As a result, this recall notice has been expanded to include three additional lots of frozen Korean oysters. Lots added to the recall are as follows:

Korean
Shucker
Shipping Date Product Shipping
Amount
(lb)
Brand Use By Date Harvesting Date Shucking Date Lot No.

Buyer/
Distributor
in the U.S.

US City/State
Central
Fisheries
2011-08-01 I.Q.F 10,500 ASSI 2013-03-133 2011-03-13 2011-03-14 C-110313 RHEE BROS Inc. Hanover, MD
Central
Fisheries
2011-09-26 I.Q.F 13,200 ASSI 2013-03-153 2011-03-15 2011-03-16 C-110315 RHEE BROS Inc. Hanover, MD
Central
Fisheries
2011-09-26 I.Q.F 12,410 ASSI 2013-03-163 2011-03-16 2011-03-17 C-110316 RHEE BROS Inc. Hanover, MD

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November 18, 2011

FDA Expands Warning to Consumers Not to Eat Certain Frozen Oysters from Korea

FDA is expanding its warning to include additional frozen oyster products from Korea.These products have been linked to norovirus cases in Washington state. In a November 4, 2011 release FDA notified the public of the recall of one lot, C-110223, packed by Central Fisheries Co. Ltd,

Some of the product contained in these additional lots has been identified as breaded frozen shucked oyster products, in addition to the individually quick frozen oyster meat recalled last week. An additional company in Korea, Daihung Mulsan, Inc. has also been identified as a distributor/exporter of harvested product from the area in question during the period February 23-March 16, 2011.

Direct importation of the product was limited to distributors in California, New Jersey and Maryland where state regulatory officials are working to monitor the recall of these products by those distributors.FDA will update this web page, including more product photos, as additional information becomes available.

Consumers who have recently purchased the frozen oysters imported from Korea listedbelow should not eat them and should return the product to the place of purchase or dispose of the product safely.

Photos of the Products Currently Available to FDA

Consumers who are uncertain whether product they may have in home freezers is part of the recall should contact the place of purchase to obtain confirmation.

Go to FDA’s Flickr photostreamdisclaimer icon for high resolution photos of the recalled products.

Oyster Warning - ASSI Brand (bag front)

ASSI Brand 3lb IQF Bag
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall: 1, 3, 7, 8
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Oyster Warning - ASSI Brand (box)

ASSI Brand Box
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ASSI Brand 1-1lb bag

ASSI Brand 1lbBag (block)
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall: 2, 4
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Choripdong Brand 8oz Bag rotated front Choripdong Brand 8oz bag back of bag rotated

Choripdong Brand 8oz Bag
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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Choripdong Brand 1lb Bag Choripdong Brand 1-lb Bag

Choripdong Brand 1lb Bag
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14
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Pacific Giant Brand Oysters front of bag Pacific Giant Brand Oysters back of bag

Pacific Giant Brand
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall: 5, 6, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33
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Oyster Warning - Breaded Oyster (box)

Shirakiku Brand BreadedOyster Box
See the following references in the table below for lot numbers involved in the recall:26, 27, 28
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Recalled Products

The chart below details the additional lot numbers involved in the recall:

  Korean Shucker Shipping Date Product Shipping amount (lb) Brand Use By Date Harvesting Date Shucking Date Lot No.

Buyer/
Distributor
in the U.S.

US City/State
1. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.05.30 I.Q.F 1,800 ASSI 2013.
02.23
11.02.23 11.02.24 C-110223 KOREAN
FARM
INC
CA-606-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
2. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.05.30 BLOCK 1,500 ASSI 2013.
02.23
11.02.23 11.02.24 C-110223 KOREAN
FARM
INC
CA-606-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
3. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.06.20 I.Q.F 4,500 ASSI 2013.
02.23
11.02.23 11.02.24 C-110223 KOREAN
FARM
INC
CA-606-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
4. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.09.26 BLOCK 3,090 ASSI 2013.
02.23
11.02.23 11.02.24 C-110223 RHEE BROS
INC
MD-435-RS
Hanover, MD
5. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.06.27 I.Q.F 11,800 OCEAN MANNA & HANSU NG 2013.
02.25
11.02.25 11.02.26 C-110225 PACIFIC
GIANT INC
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
6. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.05.30 I.Q.F 5,000 HANSU NG 2013.
02.26
11.02.26 11.02.27 C-110226 PACIFIC
GIANT INC
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
7. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.05.30 I.Q.F 5,200 ASSI 2013.
02.26
11.02.26 11.02.27 C-110226 KOREAN
FARM
INC
CA-606-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
8. Central Fisheries
KR-6-SP
2011.06.20 I.Q.F 10,000 ASSI 2013.
02.27
11.02.27 11.02.28 C-110227 KOREAN
FARM
INC
CA-606-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
9. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.29 I.Q.F 840 Choripdong 2012.
12.31
02.23 02.24 DO-20110223 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
10. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.9.7 I.Q.F 1,630 Choripdong 2013.
02.09
02.23 02.24 DO-20110223 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
11. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.29 I.Q.F 1,985 Choripdong 2012.
12.31
02.24 02.25 DO-20110224 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
12. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.9.7 I.Q.F 544.8 Choripdong 2013.
02.09
02.24 02.25 DO-20110224 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
13. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.29 I.Q.F 2,500 Choripdong 2012.
12.31
02.25 02.26 DO-20110225 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
14. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.29 BLOCK 1,362 Choripdong 2012.
12.31
02.26 02.27 DO-20110226 SEOUL
SHIK
POOM INC.
Englewood, NJ
15. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,550 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.03 03.04 DO-20110303 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
16. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,560 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.04 03.05 DO-20110304 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
17. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,520 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.05 03.06 DO-20110305 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
18. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 BLOCK 1,224.72 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.06 03.07 DO-20110306 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
19. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.7.14 BLOCK 120.56 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.06 03.07 DO-20110306 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
20. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 BLOCK 1,224.72 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.06 03.07 DO-20110306 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
21. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,550 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.07 03.08 DO-20110307 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
22. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,550 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.08 03.09 DO-20110308 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
23. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 2,510 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.09 03.10 DO-20110309 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
24. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 IQF 708.576 Haioreum 2012.
12.31
03.10 03.11 DO-20110310 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
25. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.7.22 IQF 540 Unknown 2012.
09.30
03.10 03.11 DO-20110310 HK GALLERIA
WHOLESALE
LP
Commerce, CA
26. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.27 Breaded Oysters 2,520 Unknown Unknown 03.11 03.12 DO-20110311 NISHIMOTO
TRADING CO.,
LTD
CA-578-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
27. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.31 Breaded Oysters 9,340 Shirakiku 2012.
12.31
03.11 03.12 DO-20110311 NISHIMOTO
TRADING CO.,
LTD
CA-578-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
28. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.5.31 Breaded Oysters 4,060 Shirakiku 2012.
12.31
03.12 03.13 DO-20110312 NISHIMOTO
TRADING CO.,
LTD
CA-578-RS
Santa Fe Springs, CA
29. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 IQF 1,417 Haioreum 2013.
03.11
03.12 03.13 DO-20110312 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
30. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 IQF 2,540 Haioreum 2013.
03.11
03.13 03.14 DO-20110313 PACIFIC
GIANT
INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
31. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 IQF 2,530 Haioreum 2013.
03.11
03.14 03.15 DO-20110314 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
32. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 IQF 2,510 Haioreum 2013.
03.11
03.15 03.16 DO-20110315 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
33. Daihung
Mulsan
KR-9-SP
2011.6.25 IQF 2,550 Haioreum 2013.
03.11
03.16 03.17 DO-20110316 PACIFIC
GIANT INC.
CA-806-SS
Vernon, CA
  TOTAL (lbs)     98,277.376              

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