Bumble Bee Fancy Whole Oysters Recall
|Date:||May 25, 2012|
|What:||Bumble Bee® Fancy Whole Oysters|
|Why:||Unsanitary conditions in processing|
|Scope:||Unkown (poossibly nationwide)|
Bumble Bee Foods issued a recall of Korean sourced Bumble Bee Fancy Whole Oysters 8 oz. canned product, based on negative findings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) comprehensive evaluation of Korean shellfish processors.
The product subject to recall is Bumble Bee Fancy Whole Oysters 12/8 oz. can with UPC 86600-70030 (and case UPC 86600-75230).
The recall is based on the FDA's comprehensive evaluation that found inadequate sanitation controls in Korean shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops) growing areas; shellfish harvested from Korean waters may have been exposed to human fecal waste and have the potential to be contaminated with norovirus.
A representative of Bumble Bee informed US Food Safety Corporation, "The recalled product does not pose a health risk, but based on the FDA’s findings and guidance, we have been working closely with our customers to remove the limited amount of oyster product that we have in the marketplace."
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