UPDATE: Recall of South Korean Shellfish
From the Office of the President
May 31, 2012
On Friday, May 25, 2012, at the end of the business day, the FDA issued a Constituent Update on shellfish from Korea. This update supplemented an announcement released on May 18th, clarifying that canned product (now in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea) was considered adulterated. The Constituent Update includes the statement that no U.S. illnesses from the consumption of Korean shellfish have been reported in 2012.
In light of the FDA Update of May 25th, effective immediately, Crown Prince is asking all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to withdraw South Korean shellfish from their shelves. The affected products are:
Item UPC 0 73230 00052 2 - Crown Prince Whole Boiled Oysters
Item UPC 0 73230 00852 8 - Crown Prince Natural Whole Boiled Oysters
Item UPC 0 73230 00851 1 - Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil
Item UPC 0 73230 00866 5 - Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters with Chili Pepper
This only affects oysters from South Korea. No other Crown Prince items or countries of origin are affected by this withdrawal.
It is the understanding of Crown Prince that negotiations between the South Korean and U.S. governments have been escalated and additional information will be provided in the near future. Our President, Dustan Hoffman will be travelling to South Korea at the end of the week to further investigate this matter. While we await a final decision, we need you to quarantine the product and contact Crown Prince at 800-423-4676 or firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on returning it to us. Please continue to check our website for the most current updates.
We appreciate your continued trust and patronage.
For additional information:
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition Constituent Update