RECALL: Fish products that failed inspection
(June 28, 2017) Recall of imported Swai fillet products imported into US without meeting inspection requirements
Vinh Hoan USA, Inc in Tustin, California issued a recall of 84,000 pounds of Swai fillet products. These fish products were imported from Viet Nam into the US and without meeting the US Department of Agriculture's inspection requirements. The company failed to conduct the sampling and testing that is required of companies distributing their products in the USA.
The products were distributed in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin.
The recalled products were produced between December 16, 2016 and January 7, 2017 and are as follows:
- 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1355 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “12162018,” “12172018” and “12192018."
- 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1351 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “12232018,” “12242018” and “12252018.”
- 15-lb. cases containing “MEKONG MASTER Frozen Swai Fillet,” with lot code VN 147 VI 1354 and “BEST BEFORE” dates of “01052019,” “01062019” and “01072019.”
Steps to take
No adverse reactions to the products have been reported, but consumers are urged to not consumer them. These products should be returned to the place of purchase or thrown away.
Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Max Basch, Vice President of Sales, Vinh Hoan USA, Inc., at (714) 573-3458. The FDA also encourages consumers with questions about food safety to call 1-888-SAFEFOOD, or to consult http://www.fda.gov.
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