Recall Alert: Fisherman’s Wharf Swai Fillets recalled due to unauthorized use of mark of inspection

Press release from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service

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This is a Class 1 Recall but there have been no confirmed reports of any adverse reactions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2019 – H&T Seafood Inc., a Bell, Calif. firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of Siluriformes products that were packed and distributed without the benefit of USDA inspection and used the mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen Swai fillet items were produced over an undetermined amount of time. The following product is subject to recall:

  • 1-lb. plastic bags containing frozen fillets of “FISHERMAN’S WHARF SWAI FILLETS PRODUCT OF VIETNAM” with any USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to warehouse/distribution centers and retail locations in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during surveillance at a retail store.

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.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in consumers’ freezers. 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.

FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Dat Huynh, Controller, H&T Seafood, at (626) 679-1776.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. 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/

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