If you follow recall information, then you may have heard the news recently that the Food and Drug Administration was putting drastic restrictions on shellfish being imported from Korea. Now, a recall has had to be initiated in response to those new regulations.
The new recall was announced by the San Diego, California-based Chicken of the Sea International. Six products in total are affected by the recall, which was necessitated after the FDA determined that a number of shellfish plants throughout Korea may have been putting out an adulterated product.
The items in questions are all oyster products. Specifically, eight ounce whole oysters and oyster pieces of the Chicken of the Sea brand, eight ounce whole oysters of the Pacific Pearl and Ace of Diamonds brands, and 3.75 ounce smoked oyster water of the Pacific Pearl brand.
The company has stated that the product in question could have made its way all the way to the consumer level, but it might also still be stocked on store shelves or in the delivery area. There have yet to be reported illnesses in conjunction with the consumption of any of these items. Chicken of the Sea is requesting that any retailers with the items in their possession return them to a distribution center and report any incurred costs to their company.