Scallops RECALLED For Possible Food Poisoning Toxins?!

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( – The Food And Drug Administration just recently put out a recall on Scallops that were sold by a Massachusetts wholesaler. Their concern is that the scallops may contain toxins that could cause food poisoning.

The recall includes any whole or live scallops that were sold from Intershell International Corp which sells “only wild-caught, all-natural shellfish and seafood of the highest quality,” as stated on their website.

The recall message stated that the scallops “were received from an unlicensed harvester, believed to be harvested from prohibited waters in Massachusetts and incorrectly labeled.” They continued, “Scallops harvested from prohibited waters may be contaminated with human pathogens, toxic elements or poisonous or deleterious substances and can cause illness if consumed.”

It also made sure to note that these scallops, even if they are contaminated, can smell, taste, and look completely normal, so you may not know they are contaminated. It’s important to still dispose of any scallops that may have been contaminated as there is still a possibility even if the scallops appear to be fine.

The agency was made aware of this on January 5 and the recall issued by the company was done four days later. It states that it could cause food poisoning, which includes symptoms like diarrhea, stomach pain, cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever that can start within a few hours of consumption.

The batch of scallops was incorrectly labeled as FED 514 with harvest dates of December 26, 2023, December 27, 2023, and January 1, 2024. These may have been distributed to Illinois, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and possibly other states.

It was noted that restaurants and businesses that distributed the contaminated scallops were directed to increase hand washing and to clean areas, tools, and equipment that may have been used for the scallops, to protect against cross-contamination and the spread of viruses.

The FDA stated that they’d continue to investigate this and provide assistance if needed.

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