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Hawaii Recalls Korean Raw Oysters After Reports of Norovirus Illnesses

Raw oysters imported from Korea and sold in bulk to distributors and food establishments in Hawaii are being recalled. The Hawaii State Department of Health (DOH) said the individually quick frozen (IQF) packaged under the Dai One Food Company label, with shellfish harvest dates of Feb. 10 -13, 2015, with shellfish tags on all shellfish… Continue Reading

South Korea Granted Poultry Inspection Equivalency

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has added South Korea to the list of countries eligible to export poultry products to the U.S. after determining that the country’s poultry-inspection system is equivalent to ours. “Under this final rule, slaughtered poultry or parts or other products thereof processed in certified Korean establishments will be eligible for export to… Continue Reading

Letter From the Editor: Food as Medicine

Writing this week from Seoul, South Korea, where I’ve been the guest of the Korea National Food Cluster known as Foodpolis, the government-sponsored food industrial complex being built east of Iksan. My visit to South Korea actually began with a conversation with Dr. Won Song at Michigan State University about what I might expect, especially… Continue Reading

Ban on Korean Shellfish Includes Canned Shellfish

The Food and Drug Administration late Friday clarified an earlier warning that all oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from Korea should be considered adulterated and removed from the market, and said that ban includes canned products. An earlier news release from the Washington State Department of Health had said the ban excluded canned products. The FDA… Continue Reading

FDA Explains Ban on Korean Shellfish

Korean shellfish imports have been blocked by the U.S. since May 1 because Korean waters may have been polluted with human fecal waste, the U.S. Food and Drug Admnistration (FDA) said on Friday. Oysters, clams, mussels and scallops harvested in Korea have the potential to be contaminated with norovirus, the agency said. The Washington State Department of… Continue Reading

FDA Halts Shellfish Imports from Korea

The Food and Drug Administration has stopped the shipment of fresh and frozen oysters, clams, mussels and scallops from Korea to the U.S. because many of these molluscan shellfish may be contaminated, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Health. The ban does not include canned shellfish. The action comes with… Continue Reading