Catfish from Vietnam recalled for lack of reinspection

Catfish from Vietnam recalled for lack of reinspection

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Corfu Foods Inc. of Bensenville, IL, is recalling 6,570 pounds of swai, also known as catfish, imported from Vietnam that was not presented for import reinspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

“The problem was discovered when a company notified FSIS that they received and further distributed imported product without verifying that the product was presented for FSIS import reinspection,” according to the recall notice posted by the FSIS.

Consumers may have purchased the swai fillets in bulk or hand wrapped from the fish counter at retailers.

The frozen swai fish fillet items were imported on Jan. 15, 2022. The following product is subject to recall. See labels here.

  • 15-lb. bulk corrugated box packages containing various sizes of “PACIFIC DYNASTY SWAI FILLETS” and lot code VN 461 VI 354.

The frozen fish were shipped to institutions, restaurants, and retail locations in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Wisconsin. 

As of the posting of the recall notice, there had been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that some product may be in institutional, restaurant, or consumers’ refrigerators or freezers. Restaurants and institutions are urged not to serve these products. 

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.

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