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FDA Recalls Contaminated Mussels from Canada – Tri-State Area Affected

NEW YORK — Some mussels harvested in Canada are being recalled in the tri-state area and several nearby states due to possible contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Officials said restaurants and food retailers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut should check to see if they have the recalled product.

Live mussels from Allen’s Fisheries located in Newfoundland, Canada, and initially harvested on February 7, were shipped to distributors and restaurants in Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. The seafood was shipped around February 21st.

The FDA said the mussels may have also been distributed to other states.

Restaurants and food retailers must not serve or sell the seafood. The FDA said you should throw away the mussels and not eat them. Retailers can also contact their distributor to arrange the return.

Anyone who eats potentially contaminated mussels may experience symptoms of food poisoning. This could include diarrhea, stomach pains or cramps, nausea, vomiting, or fever.

Anyone experiencing these side effects should report their symptoms to their local health department.

The New Jersey Department of Health informed the FDA of an outbreak of illness associated with the consumption of certain mussels on March 1.

The FDA said they are awaiting more information about the distribution of the mussels and will continue to monitor the investigation. More information about the withdrawal can be found here.

2024-03-13 02:32:05
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