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News Release

You Chang Trading, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 110-2019
Health Risk: High Nov 8, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Buck McKay
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2019 – You Chang Trading, Inc., a Brooklyn, N.Y. establishment, is recalling an undetermined amount of raw Siluriformes fish filet products labeled as Tilapia that were not presented for FSIS import re-inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen, raw Siluriformes fish filet items labeled as Tilapia were produced between Nov. 13, 2018 and Jan. 5, 2019. The following products are subject to recall: [View labels (PDF only)

  • 22-lb. white cardboard boxes containing “CONWAY TILAPIA FILLETS PRODUCT OF HONGKONG” and lot codes 20181113, 20181203, or 20190105 and sell by dates of 11/16/2020, 12/03/2020, or 01/05/2021 represented on the label.

 These items were shipped to distributor and retail locations in Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered by FSIS during routine surveillance.

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 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 routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Yang Zhou Lu, President, You Chang Trading Inc., at (718) 633-7816. Members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Michael Lu, Translator, You Chang Trading Inc., at (917) 833-0307.

Consumers with food safety questions can call the toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline at 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) or live chat via Ask USDA from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages at Ask USDA or send a question via email to MPHotline@usda.gov. For consumers that need to report a problem with a meat, poultry, or egg product, the online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint.fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

USDA Recall Classifications
Class I This is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class II This is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class III This is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Nov 08, 2019