Quantcast

Federal Warning On Illegally Imported Catfish

Illegally imported catfish was brought in through New Jersey and shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts.

FOOD SAFETY NEWS – Federal officials are warning the public to check their freezers for certain frozen catfish products after U.S. smuggling officials found they had been imported from Brazil.

Brazil is not eligible to export fish of the Siluriformes family to the United States, according to the warning from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.

A recall was not recommended because it is believed that the affected products are no longer available to be purchased. However, because the fish was frozen consumers may still have unused portions in their freezers.

The frozen whole Siluriformes products were produced on April 23. EB Express Provisions Inc. (EB) is the Importer of Record (IOR), a Newark, NJ, firm.

Consumers can use the following information to determine whether they have the fish:

  • 13-pound to 14-pound cases containing “GUTTED FROZEN FISH SCIENTIFIC NAME: Hypostomus” with a production date of 23/04/2021 represented on the label.
  • The whole frozen fish were removed from the cases and sold individually, by weight, in plastic bags at Mass. Mineirao Markets.
  • The product is identified with an ineligible establishment number (S.I.F. 188) on its packaging. It does not have a USDA mark of inspection.
...article continued below
- Advertisement -

These items were shipped to retail locations in Massachusetts. According to the public warning:

“The problem was discovered when FSIS followed up on a referral from USDA’s Smuggling Interdiction & Trade Compliance Program, regarding Cascudo fish (Hypostomus sp), of the order Siluriformes, product of Brazil. Brazil is not eligible to import raw Siluriformes products into the United States.” 

“FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider. Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase.”

Consumers and media with questions regarding the public health alert should contact Nelson Araujo, EB Express Provisions Inc, at 973-868-5381 or email [email protected]

For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

...article continued below
- Advertisement -

(To sign up for a free subscription to Food Safety News, click here.)

 

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

TRENDING

GMO Salmon Producers Find Giant Loophole In US Labeling Laws

Biotech company AquaBounty Technologies Inc. announced that it is harvesting several tons of genetically modified salmon, which will soon be sold at restaurants and other “away-from-home” dining retailers around the country where the federal GMO labeling law does not apply.

“Should I reschedule my mammogram if I recently received the COVID-19 vaccine?”

“The most important thing patients should understand is that there is no danger of breast cancer associated with the COVID-19 vaccine, and you should plan on getting your vaccines as soon as you are eligible.”

US Rep.: Biden Spends 22x More on Illegal Alien Childcare Vs. Americans

HEADLINE USA – Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Ohio, attacked President Joe Biden‘s administration for its reckless spending on care for illegal immigrant children while neglecting...

States Return Unwanted Vaccines To Federal Agencies

Demand for the COVID-19 vaccine has slowed down so much that two states have given millions of doses back to the federal government, even though less than half of their total populations are vaccinated.

Scores Lose Jobs For Refusing Vaccine

Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.USA TODAY – Scores of workers at a Houston hospital system have been suspended and face being fired for refusing the COVID-19 vaccination, a controversial company mandate that has drawn protests and an outcry from those facing termination.

Bought And Paid For: Big Pharma Doles Out Campaign Cash To 2,400 Legislators

WASHINGTON — State lawmakers in Oregon have tried to lower high drug prices from nearly every angle: They’ve sought to cap how much people can...

Only “Armageddon” Can Stop Tokyo Olympics Now: Officials

THE GUARDIAN – When the trickle of Olympic athletes arriving in Tokyo turns into a deluge next month, more than 11,000 competitors will find...

New Tech Could Doom Invasive Pythons

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have published a first-of-its-kind study that shows that near-infrared (NIR) spectrum cameras can help hunters more effectively track down these invasive snakes, especially at night.

Cal. Dems. Want $100 Million For ‘Health Equity’

KAISER HEALTH NEWS, SACRAMENTO — After the killing last year of George Floyd, a Black man, by a white Minneapolis police officer, Wisconsin Gov....

Biden’s Plan To Give Free Vaccines To The World

MAWGAN PORTH, England (AP) — One year ago, the U.S. was the deadliest hotspot of the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing the cancellation of the Group...
- Advertisement -