Health District staff determines recalled scallops not distributed locally
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 24, 2016
LAS VEGAS – The Southern Nevada Health District’s Environmental Health Division conducted an investigation regarding the distribution of packages of Sea Port Products Corp.’s bay scallops, which are currently linked to a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. To date, the Health District is not investigating any cases of hepatitis A associated with the current outbreak.
As part of its investigation, environmental health staff contacted local food facilities, local casinos, and seafood distributers in Southern Nevada. Based on the investigation, small quantities of the product were received by a local distributor and subsequently discarded; none of the product had been used, distributed or sold. Local casino properties, seafood markets or other distributors confirmed they had not received the recalled product.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are supporting the investigation in Hawaii. Restaurants and retailers are advised not to sell or serve the recalled Bay Scallops. Consumers are advised to ask their server or retailer where their scallops came from to make sure they do not eat recalled products from Sea Port Products Corps.
For additional information regarding the current recall visit: http://www.fda.gov/Food/RecallsOutbreaksEmergencies/Outbreaks/ucm517289.htm.
The Southern Nevada Health District serves as the local public health authority for Clark County, Boulder City, Henderson, Las Vegas, Mesquite and North Las Vegas. The agency safeguards the public health of the community’s residents and visitors through innovative programs, regulations, and initiatives focused on protecting and promoting their health and well-being. More information about the Health District, its programs, services, and the regulatory oversight it provides is available at www.SNHD.info.