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News Release

H&T Seafood Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without the Benefit of Inspection

Class I Recall 105-2019
Health Risk: High Oct 29, 2019

Congressional and Public Affairs
Spencer Pretecrum
(202) 720-9113
FSISpress@usda.gov

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29, 2019 – H&T Seafood Inc., a Bell, Calif. firm, is recalling an undetermined amount of Siluriformes products that were packed and distributed without the benefit of USDA inspection and used the mark of inspection without authorization, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.

The frozen Swai fillet items were produced over an undetermined amount of time. The following product is subject to recall: [View label (PDF only)] 

  • 1-lb. plastic bags containing frozen fillets of “FISHERMAN’S WHARF SWAI FILLETS PRODUCT OF VIETNAM” with any USDA mark of inspection.

These items were shipped to warehouse/distribution centers and retail locations in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina.

The problem was discovered by FSIS personnel during surveillance at a retail store.

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 lists will be posted on the FSIS website at www.fsis.usda.gov/recalls.

Consumers and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact Dat Huynh, Controller, H&T Seafood, at (626) 679-1776.

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 Dec 10, 2019