Not only is it fresher, but its SAFER!
Korean shellfish shipped to the United States may have been exposed to human feces and potentially contaminated with norovirus, the Food and Drug Administration warned distributors, retailers and other food service operators Thursday.
After evaluating Korea’s shellfish sanitation program, the FDA said it found significant deficiencies, including inadequate sanitary controls, ineffective management of land-based pollution sources and the presence of norovirus in shellfish growing areas.
The agency said all fresh, frozen, canned and processed oysters, clams, mussels and whole and roe-on scallops – known as molluscan shellfish – that entered the country from Korea should not be sold.
Nasty! The EPA is one of those bloated federal agencies, but that doesn’t mean all their work is self-serving crap. Because of them, we don’t have to deal with this shit (literally) when we sup into some local Scallops!
Be safe out there! (also as a general rule you should stay away from those canned oysters and mussels…they’re just NASTY!)