Crown Prince Oysters Recalls

Date: June 1, 2012
What: Crown Prince canned oyster products
Why: Unsanitary conditions in processing
Scope: Nationwide

Crown Prince Seafood is recalling four canned oyster products made from oysters that originated in South Korea, based on negative findings of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) comprehensive evaluation of Korean shellfish (oysters, clams, mussels, and scallops) processors.

The affected canned oyster products are:

Crown Prince Whole Boiled Oysters – UPC 0 73230 00052 2
Crown Prince Natural Whole Boiled Oysters – UPC 0 73230 00852 8
Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters in Olive Oil – UPC 0 73230 00851 1
Crown Prince Natural Smoked Oysters with Chili Pepper – UPC 0 73230 00866 5

On Friday, May 25, 2012, FDA issued an update to its May 18th notice concerning shellfish imported from Korea. The update clarified that canned product, in addition to fresh and frozen shellfish from Korea, was considered adulterated. In light of the FDA Update, Crown Prince is notifying all of its wholesalers to suspend shipments and retailers to remove South Korean shellfish from their shelves.

The FDA update includes the statement that no U.S. illnesses from the consumption of Korean shellfish had been reported to date.

A representative of Crown Prince Seafood stated the company prefers that consumers who have any recalled product contact Crown Prince Seafood directly at 1-800-423-4676; however, if consumers do not call, it was recommended they return the product to the place of purchase for a refund or discard it.

Consumers with questions about food safety can Ask Heidi, a certified food safety professional.