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Mesa County Public Health has been made aware of a recall involving frozen, half-shell oysters. The products were distributed nationwide, including Colorado, and may have been sold in Mesa County. The food is being recalled due to a potential contamination of norovirus.


Description of Recalled Product

  • Frozen, half-shell oysters.
  • Harvested from the Republic of Korea and distributed by Khee Trading, Inc. (Compton, CA) and JC Foods, Inc. (Salt Lake City, UT) to restaurants and retailers.
  • Lot number is B231227. 
  • They were processed on 12/28/2023.


What Should Consumers Do

  • Consumers should check their freezers for any of the recalled items and throw them out.
  • Food contaminated with norovirus may look, smell, and taste the same, so it’s important to be cautious and not consume these products.
  • The oysters could be a source of germs, so wash hands after handling them.
  • Immediately wash and sanitize any cutting boards, countertops, or utensils that may have touched the oysters.
  • Visit the FDA’s website for additional information about the recalled oysters.


Norovirus Description

  • Norovirus is a very contagious virus that spreads easily.
  • The most common symptoms are diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and stomach pain.
  • Dehydration is a concern for people who are sick with norovirus, especially in young children, older adults, and people with other illnesses. 
  • Symptoms of dehydration include decrease in urination, dry mouth and throat, and feeling dizzy when standing up. 
  • If you are worried about severe dehydration, contact your doctor.
  • Most people with norovirus get better within 1 to 3 days.
  • Stay home when you’re sick for two days after symptoms stop.


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Media Inquiries, contact:

Sarah Gray
Communications Specialist
Three half-shell oysters next to two examples of packaging from the recalled oyster products.