Vietnamese catfish recalled in US

A seafood importer in the United States is recalling frozen catfish from Vietnam.

Lakewood, California-based Q's American Best Trading Inc. is recalling around 1,000 pounds of catfish products from Vietnam that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States.

The 14-ounce clear bag packages, labeled “Q'S AMERICAN BEST AB CA TREN KET Sheat fish,” were shipped to various retail locations in California. They were imported from Vietnam on 25 December, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

“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,” the agency said.

FSIS discovered the problem on 29 January during FSIS surveillance activities of imported products at Q’s American Best’s facility.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consuming the products.

Consumers and others with questions about the recall can contact Julie Chai, manager, Q’s American Best Trading, at (562) 366-6682.


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