Premium Foods Recalls Catfish Products Made Without Import Inspection

New York-based Premium Foods USA is recalling more than 121K pounds of catfish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the US.

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WASHINGTON — Premium Foods USA, a Woodside, NY-based establishment and importer of record, is recalling approximately 121,151 pounds of various Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the U.S., the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced in late July. Additionally, the products were imported from Bangladesh and Myanmar, countries ineligible to export Siluriformes fish product to the U.S.

The various Siluriformes fish items were imported from Bangladesh and Myanmar to the U.S. on various dates from March 20, 2018 through May 4, 2019. The spreadsheet contains a list of products subject to recall.

These items were shipped to retail locations in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activities of imported products.

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 and members of the media with questions about the recall can contact KM Chowdhury, Manager, Premium Foods USA, Inc., at info@premiumfoods.us.

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