Thousands of pounds of Vietnamese catfish recalled

A United States importer is recalling more than 55,000 pounds of catfish from Vietnam.

City of Industry, California-based Richwell Group, Inc. – doing business as Maxfield Seafood – is recalling around 55,300 pounds of frozen Sheat catfish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) said in a press release.

The catfish products, imported from Vietnam on various dates from April 2018, through December 2018, were distributed to retailers nationwide.

The recalled products include Maxfield Seafood SHEAT FISH CA TREN KET and 14-ounce clear bag packages labeled Maxfield Seafood SHEAT FISH CA TREN RANG.

The problem was discovered on 30 January, 2019, during FSIS surveillance activities of imported products at the distributor’s facility, FSIS said.

“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 said.

However, the agency 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 said. 


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