FDA Confirms Multi-State Recall Of Scallops Linked To Hepatitis A Outbreak In Hawaii

Problem scallops linked to a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii that’s prompted the shutdown of several sushi restaurants might not be limited just to that state, as federal officials have confirmed they’re recalling the products in two other states as well.

None of the imported frozen scallops were sold directly to consumers, but were distributed to restaurants and retailers in California and Nevada, as well as Hawaii, the Food and Drug Administration announced. The scallops were produced by De Oro Resources Inc. in the Philippines on Nov. 23 and 24, 2015.

“On Aug. 17, FDA laboratory analysis of two scallop samples, which were collected on Aug. 11, were confirmed positive for Hepatitis A. These samples were imported by Sea Port Products Corp.,” the agency said in a notice.

“FDA advises consumers not to eat the recalled bay scallops. Consumers should ask the restaurant or retailer where their scallops came from to make sure they do not eat recalled bay scallops from Sea Port Products Corp.,” the outbreak notice states.

There have been 206 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A in Hawaii so far linked to the scallops. All cases have been in adults and 51 of those have required hospitalization.

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