The Georgia Department of Agriculture is advising consumers not to consume any fresh or frozen shellfish from Korea.
The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised The Interstate Shellfish Sanitation Conference (ISSC) that all Korean certified shippers have been removed from the Interstate Certified Shellfish Shippers List (ICSSL).This stops the shipment of fresh/frozen molluscan shellfish from Korea to the United States. All fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea within the United States should be considered from an unapproved source and deemed adulterated.
Georgia Department of Agriculture Food Safety Inspectors are checking wholesale fish dealers and retailers for this product and placing them under withhold from sale orders pending additional information from FDA.
There have been no reported illnesses in Georgia associated with Korean shellfish products. As a preventative measure, consumers should discard all Korean fresh and frozen shellfish products. For more information, please contact the Georgia Department of Agriculture press office at (404) 656-3689 or www.issc.org.