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…

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…

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…

Chicken of the Sea Internationalof San Diego, CA is recalling several product codes of oysters imported from Korea and sold under the Chicken of the Sea, Pacific Pearl and Ace of Diamonds brands.

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No illnesses have been reported in connection with the canned oysters, and no other codes of oysters or any other Chicken of …

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.

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An earlier news release from the Washington State Department of Health had said the ban excluded canned products.

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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.

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The Washington State Department of …

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.

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The ban does not include canned shellfish.

The action comes with …

Emphasizing the importance of creating jobs and giving American products an advantage in the Asian-Pacific market, Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined the benefits of the U.S.-Korea Foreign Trade Agreement (KORUS) in a news conference earlier this week. 

The trade agreement was negotiated between the United States and South Korea in December, 2010, and will soon be …