Frozen Oyster Recall

November 11, 2011

If you are thinking of oyster stuffing as part of your Thanksgiving dinner, be aware of this recall: 

Korean Farms of Santa Fe, California, is recalling ASSI brand Individually Quick Frozen Oysters, for possible contamination with Norovirus. 

The frozen oyster meat (shucked; not in shell) is packed in 3 lb. bags. Each bag is labeled ASSI Brand Individually Quick Frozen Oyster with a Better if Used By date of 2013.02.232. Each bag identifies Central Fisheries Co. Ltd. as the packer and Korean Farms of Santa Fe Springs, California as the distributor. The individual bags are shipped in boxes of 10 bags each with the lot number C-110223, appearing on each shipping carton, along with a Shucked Date: 2011.02.24.


What are the symptoms of Norovirus?

Norovirus causes acute gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). The most common symptoms are nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and stomach pain. The illness often begins suddenly and norovirus can make people feel extremely ill with frequent vomiting and diarrhea. Most people get better within 1 to 2 days. Dehydration can be a problem among some people with norovirus infection, especially the very young, the elderly, and people with other illnesses.

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