Category: Seafood

Class II Recall 020-2018
Health Risk: Low Mar 9, 2018

Congressional and Public Affairs
Kristen Booze
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, March 9, 2018 – Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically leucomalachite green, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The various fresh and frozen, raw, intact Siluriformes (catfish) products were produced on February 16, 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 30-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole Bloody 32 oz. & Up” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 05411.
  • 30-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole Bloody 40 oz. & Up” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 05161.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “5 – 7 oz. Catfish Fillet Split” with Daycode 021628-1 and Product Code 3872686.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 2-3 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11010.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 2-3 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11010.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 3-5 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11020.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 4-5 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11490.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 4.75-5.75 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11180.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 4.75-5.75 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11180.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 5-7 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11030.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 5-7 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11030.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 7-9 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11040.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 9-12 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11050.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 12 & UP” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11060.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet 4-5 oz Split” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11910.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet Irregular” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 81000.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish, Fillet Irregular” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 81000.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Nugget” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 31000.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Nugget” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 31000.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Portions 3-5 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 21606.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Portion 3-5 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 21606.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Shank Fillet 3 – 5 oz.” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 574636.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 2-3 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10010.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 3-5 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10020.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 3.4-4.4 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10480.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 5-7 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10030.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 5&UP Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10240.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 6-15 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10400.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 7-9 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10040.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 7-9 Dry Pack*” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10042.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 9-12 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10050.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 10-12 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10360.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Shank Fillet 12 UP Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 10060.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole 5-8 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 00080.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole 7-16 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 00185.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole 7-13 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 00190.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole 8-16 Dry Pack” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 00130.
  • 15-lb. packages of fresh “Catfish Whole 8-16 Dry Pack*” with Daycode 021618 and Product Code 00132.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 2-6 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 01070.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 5-8 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 01080.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 7-9 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 01040.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 7-9 oz” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 01040.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 11-13 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 01100.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 13-15 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 01110.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Catfish Whole 15-17 oz” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 01120.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Texas Roadhouse Catfish Splits” with Daycode 021618-4 and Product Code 11920TX.
  • 15-lb. packages of frozen “Texas Roadhouse Catfish Splits” with Daycode 021618-1 and Product Code 11920TX.

The products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45777” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Vermont.

The problem was discovered on March 8, 2018, after routine FSIS sampling results revealed violative levels of the chemical leucomalachite green in the products.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

For Immediate Release

December 22, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 1-800-222-2059

Media

Calvin Nodine
 1-800-222-2059

Announcement

Nodine’s Smokehouse, Inc. of Torrington, Connecticut is recalling Smoked Salmon 1.5 lbs, 8 oz packages. Lot numbers 40173 and 33173 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumption of food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes can cause listeriosis, with high fever, severe headache, neck stiffness, and nausea as its primary symptoms. In rare cases, listeriosis is fatal; it can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths. People experiencing these problems should seek immediate medical attention. Pregnant women the very young, elderly, and persons with compromised immune systems are
the most susceptible.

The Smoked Salmon was distributed nationwide in retail stores and through mail orders. The product comes in 1.5 lb and 8 oz packages with lot numbers 40173 and 33173.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

December 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 413-737-8693

Media

Alan Axler
 413-737-8693

Announcement

Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is expanding their voluntary recall to include additional smoked fish and cream cheese products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled products were distributed and sold at retail stores and wholesale establishments in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado, Ohio, and Pennsylvania from May 2017 through December 2017. Product was also sold nationwide through online sales.

The initial recall was limited to 1lb pre-sliced Nova Salmon produced on 11/24/17. The recall expansion includes product produced between May 22, 2017 and December 12, 2017, the date the facility ceased production of the products.

The recall includes the following products which were sold under the brand names Springfield Smoked Fish and Rachael’s Springfield Smoked Fish:

Product Description Sizes Lot #’s UPC#
Smoked Salmon 4 oz. 15171 through 45172 045049113342, 045049113250, 045049113359
8 oz. 045049113083, 045049113274, 045049113304
1 lb. 811907018018
5lb. 045049112079
1 1/4.lb n/a
3 lb. 045049150613, 045049111065
Sliced sides (catch weight) n/a
unsliced sides (catch weight) n/a
trimmings/chips 045049113212
wings and bellies 045049111256
ground nova 045049112413
spreadable smoked nova 045049113236
1lb. Bagel cuts 045049112086
Whitefish Meat 5 lb. bag 18171 through 43171 045049117111
Belly Lox 4 oz. and sliced sides 13171 through 33171 045049113311
Smoked Chubs Catch weight 34171 through 46171 n/a
Smoked Bluefish Catch weight 34171 045049117357
Smoked Trout 6 oz. 17171 through 42171 045049117258
Smoked Whole Whitefish Catch weight 17171 through 46171 n/a
Smoked Sable Catch weight 20171 through 33171 n/a
Kippered Salmon Catch weights 22171 through 41171 045049117012
Pastrami Lox 4oz & Sliced Sides 15171 through 45172 n/a
Hot Smoked Salmon Steaks Catch weights 43471 n/a
Smoked Whitefish Spread 8 oz. & 4lb 25171 through 46171 045049117432
045049117418
Cream Cheese Spreads 8 oz. & 5lb Use by 12/15/17  through 2/9/18
Spreadable Plain 045049117708
Lox 045049117760
Scallion 045049117746
Veggie 045049117739
Strawberry 045049117784
Hot and Spicy 045049117920
Whitefish Salad 8 oz. & 5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 045049117425
045049117425

Boston Salads – Private Label

Scallion Cream Cheese Spread 5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 611140151721
Veggie Cream Cheese Spread 5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 611140151714

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

December 19, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 1-413-737-8693

 

Announcement

Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, MA is expanding their voluntary recall of smoked fish products because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Recalled products were distributed and sold at retail stores and wholesale establishments in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island, Colorado, Ohio, Pennsylvania from May 2017 through December 2017. Product was also sold nationwide through online sales.

The initial recall was limited to 1lb pre-sliced Nova Salmon produced on 11/24/17. The recall expansion includes product produced between May 22, 2017 and December 12, 2017, the date the facility ceased production of the products.

These products were sold under the brand names Springfield Smoked Fish and Rachael’s Springfield Smoked Fish.

Product Description Sizes Lot #’s UPC#
Smoked Salmon – all species 4 oz. 15171 through 45172 045049113342, 045049113250, 045049113359
8 oz. 045049113083, 045049113274, 045049113304
1 lb. 045049112086, 811907018018
5lb. 045049112079
1 1/4.lb n/a
3 lb. 045049150613, 045049111065
Sliced sides (catch weight) n/a
unsliced sides (catch weight) n/a
trimmings/chips 045049113212
wings and bellies 045049111256
ground/spreadable 045049113236, 045049112413
Whitefish Meat 5 lb. bag 18171 through 43171 045049117111
Belly Lox  4 oz. and sliced sides 13171 through 33171 045049113311
Smoked Chubs  Catch weight 34171 through 46171 n/a
Smoked Bluefish  Catch weight 34171 045049117357
Smoked Trout  6 oz. 17171 through 42171 045049117258
Smoked Whole Whitefish  Catch weight 17171 through 46171 n/a
Smoked Sable  Catch weight 20171 through 33171 n/a
Kippered Salmon  Catch weights 22171 through 41171 045049117012
Hot Smoked Salmon Steaks Catch weights 43471 n/a
Smoked Whitefish Spread  8 oz. & 4lb 25171 through 46171 045049117432
25171 through 46171 045049117418
Cream Cheese Spreads 8 oz. & 5lb Use by 12/15/17  through 2/9/18
Spreadable Plain 045049117708
Lox 045049117760
Scallion 045049117746
Veggie 045049117739
Strawberry 045049117784
Hot and Spicy 045049117920
Whitefish Salad 8 oz. & 5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 045049117425
045049117425

Boston Salads – Private Label

Scallion Cream Cheese Spread  5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 611140151721
Veggie Cream Cheese Spread 5lb use by 12/15/17 through 2/9/18 611140151714

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

December 13, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 1-413-737-8693

Announcement

Springfield Smoked Fish of Springfield, Ma.is recalling its 1lb. packages Prescliced Nova Salmon because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea.

The recalled packages were distributed to customers in Rhode Island and Connecticut through retail stores.

The product comes in a 1lb, clear plastic package marked with lot # 42173 on the back of the package and with an expiration date of 12/22/17. UPC 811907018018.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 25, 2017

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Consumers

Albertsons Companies
1-877-723-3929tel
Mann Packing
888- 470-2681tel

Media

Andrew Whelan
  Andrew.whelan@albertsons.com

 

Announcement

 In cooperation with the Mann Packing recall of minimally processed vegetable products due to possible Listeria monocytogenescontamination, Randalls, Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores in Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas only are voluntarily recalling the Ready.Chef.Go!Cod Filet seafood meal bag, which includes vegetables that are subject to the Mann Packing recall. This product is in addition to seafood meal bag products that were recalled

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

This recall impacts only the Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag with the Sell Thru Dates listed below.

Product Name UPC Code Starting with the Following numbers: Sell Thru Dates
Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag 231201 Up to and including 10-22-17 (October 22, 2017)

The product is packaged in clear cooking bag and is sold from refrigerated cases in the meat/seafood department or from mobile refrigerated merchandise cases. The UPC code and Sell Thru Date can be found on the store scale label.

No illnesses or injuries have been reported in connection with the Mann Packing recall. The Ready. Chef. Go! Cod Fillet seafood meal bag has been recalled out of an abundance of caution. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 21, 2017

Contact

Consumers

 1-800-553-2324

Media

Dan Donovan
 media.relations@gianteagle.com
 412-967-4551

Announcement

All lot codes up to and including best by October 24, 2017 of Giant Eagle brand Breaded Shrimp, prepared and sold from the Prepared Foods grab and go sections inside Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets through October 19, 2017 have been voluntarily recalled by Giant Eagle due to an undeclared egg allergen. People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to egg run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products. The product is safe for consumption by those who do not have egg allergies.

Approximately 600 packages of Breaded Shrimp were purchased by customers in Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Maryland. There are no reported illnesses to date associated with this recall. (more…)

For Immediate Release

October 19, 2017

Contact

Consumers

Relish Foods, Inc
Email
1-888-730-3875

Announcement

On October 13, 2017, Relish Foods, Inc of Culver City, California voluntarily initiated the recall of Frozen Newport Brand Tuna Loins. The recall was the result of sampling by FDA which revealed that the product has potential to contain the bacteria Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis. Relish Foods Inc is continuing the investigation with FDA as to what caused the problem.

Product was distributed in Washington, Oregon, Northern California, Nevada, Idaho, and Arizona states between 8/15/2017 and 9/25/2017, through food service operations, retail stores, and restaurants. Product was distributed as 5 to 8 pound, vacuum packed, frozen whole tuna loins packed in 30 pound Newport brand master cases. Master cases are labeled with the production lot codes of MTNT 0947C, MTNT 0957B, MTNT 0967A, and MTNT 0977D.

On the retail side this product would have been distributed to retailers Basha’s, Randall’s Fine Meats, Yokes Fresh Market, CalMart, Raley’s, Concord Produce Market, Bel Air Market and Speedy Market and Nob Hill. (more…)

Class I Recall 079-2017
Health Risk: High Jun 28, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Sarah R. Lichtman
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2017–Vinh Hoan USA, Inc., a Tustin, Calif. firm, is recalling approximately 84,000 pounds of imported frozen Swai fillet products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal requirements, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen Swai fillets were produced on various dates between Dec. 16, 2016 and Jan. 7, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1355 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “12162018,” “12172018” and “12192018.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1351 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “12232018,” “12242018” and “12252018.”
  • 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1354 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “01052019,” “01062019” and “01072019.”

The products subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to wholesale locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered when the import establishment notified FSIS personnel of Swai products entering U.S. commerce without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes. The products were imported from Vietnam and failed to comply with FSIS requirements concerning residue sampling and testing prior to entry into U.S. commerce.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)

Class I Recall 073-2017-EXP
Health Risk: High Jun 20, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca
(202) 720-9113
Press@fsis.usda.gov

 

EDITOR’S NOTE: This release is being reissued as an expansion of the June 16, 2017 recall to include additional products. Details of this release were also updated to reflect a change in poundage.

 

WASHINGTON, June 20, 2017 – Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc., a Boston, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,190 pounds of breaded Swai products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the finished products labels.

The scope of this recall expansion now includes 350 pounds of breaded Swai products that were produced on Feb. 6, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “Channel Brand APPROX 4OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLETS,” with a lot code of 22739 and date code of 17037.
  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “Channel Brand APPROX 8OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLETS,” with a lot code of 22740 and date code of 17037.

On June 16, Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc, recalled approximately 840 pounds of breaded Swai products produced on Feb. 22, March 20, and May 2, 2017.

  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “North Atlantic BRAND APPROX8OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with lot code 23445 and a date code of 17122.
  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “North Atlantic BRAND APPROX4OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with lot code 23114 and a date code of 17079.
  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “Channel Brand APPROX4OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with a lot code of 22888 and date codes of 17053 and 17054.

These items were shipped to institutional locations in Indiana.

The problem was discovered on June 14, 2017 when a distributor notified FSIS that bread coatings Channel Fish Processing Co. received and used in the breaded Swai products potentially contained undeclared milk.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider. (more…)