Any fresh or frozen shellfish from Korea should be discarded and not consumed, the Pennsylvania Departments of Agriculture and Health have advised.
While the Federal Food and Drug Administration is not issuing an official recall, it released a report that said these products may be contaminated and advised shellfish handlers and retailers to treat the Korean shellfish products as coming from an unapproved source.
The Korean shellfish products in question include oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops that came from polluted waters and may cause illness, according to the FDA report.
Shellfish facilities have been alerted by the Department of Agriculture, including food establishments with buildings or vehicles used for the purpose of manufacturing, processing, storing or distributing shellfish for human consumption.
Henry's Seafood restaurant in Wrightsville has never carried any seafood products from Korea, said Russ Mave, director of office for Henry's Seafood. Mave said he does not believe Korea is a popular source for shellfish served in this area.
Consumers should discard any shellfish products with Korea listed as the country of origin. So far no illnesses related to Korean shellfish or shellfish products have been reported to the Department of Health or any local health departments in the state.
Anyone who has consumed these products and became ill should call 1-877-PA HEALTH (877-724-3258).
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