USDA Orders Recall of ‘Picante Fishes’ Distributed Without Benefit of Import Inspection
Class I Recall 071-2018
Health Risk: High Aug 29, 2018
Olufela Yemitan, the Importer of Record, a Houston, Texas firm, is recalling approximately 45 pounds of smoked Siluriformes products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today.
The dried, smoked Siluriformes items were produced during the month of August 2018. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF only)]
1-lb. plastic-wrapped packages of dried, smoked Siluriformes containing “picante fishes spicy catfish smoked with tomatoe pepper sauce ready to eat now!!!!!” and manufacturing date “MFD: 8/2018” and best buy date “BB: 2/2019” on the label.
The products were imported from Nigeria, a country that is not eligible to export Siluriformes to the United States. These items were shipped to retail distribution locations in Texas.
The problem was discovered on August 28, 2018 by FSIS through routine monitoring of eligibility of imported products.
There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.
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.
For more information, go to the USDA website.