Supermarket chain in Puerto Rico recalls raw seafood products

Published on
June 11, 2018

San Sebastian, Puerto Rico, U.S.A.-based supermarket chain Supermercado Selectos is recalling an undetermined amount of various raw and frozen fish products that were produced without the benefit of federal inspection.

The raw items were produced between August 2017 and 31 May, 2018, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) press release. Besides the seafood products, the recall also covers beef, pork, and poultry items produced by Supermercado Selectos.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products, FSIS said. However, the agency is concerned that some of the products in question may be in consumers’ refrigerators or 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 said. “Anyone concerned about an illness should contact a health care provider.”

Supermercado Selectos shipped the items to DGA Food Service, LLC, who further distributed the items to Head Start Child and Adult Care Food Programs in Puerto Rico.

USDA provides reimbursement for meals served in Head Start through the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP); however, these products were purchased commercially. 

Photo courtesy of the city of Bayamón, Puerto Rico

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