Mannarich Food Inc., the Importer of Record from Toronto Saturday recalled approximately 145,245 pounds of Siluriformes products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).
The Siluriformes products were imported to the U.S. on various dates from June 26, 2017, through November 13, 2018. The products have a shelf life of two years and all lots produced are included in the recall. The recalled products include:
- 300-g. plastic containers containing “FISH PASTE.”
- 300-g. plastic containers containing “MANNARICH FISH PASTE WITH BLACK MOSS.”
- 2-kg. sealed plastic bags containing “FISH PASTE WITH BLACK MOSS.”
- 3-kg. sealed plastic bags containing “FISH BALL WITH BLACK MOSS.”
- 2-kg. sealed plastic bags containing “FISH PASTE.”
The products were imported from Malaysia, a country that is not eligible to export Siluriformes to the United States. These items were shipped to wholesale and retail locations nationwide.
The problem was discovered on November 19, 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 a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.
FSIS is concerned that some product may be frozen and 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.
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