Nearly 70,000 pounds of U.S. catfish recalled
Heartland Catfish Company in Itta Bena, Mississippi, U.S.A., is recalling around 69,000 pounds of catfish products that may be adulterated with leucomalachite green, which is used to treat fungal and protozoal infections.
A routine inspection by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service on 8 March revealed “violative levels of the chemical leucomalachite green in the products,” the FSIS said.
The recalled catfish – primarily fillets in 15- and 30-pound packages – was produced on 16 February and shipped to retailers in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Vermont.
Thus far, there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of the recalled products.