Topway Enterprises Inc, doing business as Kazy’s Gourmet in Houston, has lost the federal registration required to sell or distribute food.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration Tuesday announced it suspended Topway’s food facility registration. The federal agency took action after FDA, and the Texas Department of State Health Services discovered Listeria and pathogenic Listeria monocytogenes (L. monocytogenes) inside the Topway facility.

It is the sixth time the FDA has suspended a facility’s registration since the agency received that authority under the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act.

FDA delivered a safety alert to Topway on July 18, but it did
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Federal officials haven’t been able to confirm whether a company has effectively recalled raw fish potentially contaminated with Listeria. Consequently the FDA is warning restaurants and retailers against using Topway Enterprises Inc. or Kazy’s Gourmet ready-to-eat seafood products.

The implicated products, including tuna and salmon, are intended to be eaten raw and might be incorporated into sushi, according to the alert Thursday from the Food and Drug Administration. Topway Enterprises Inc. shipped the raw fish to restaurants in Texas and Louisiana from July 10 to July 13.

There is concern that some of the recalled fish could still be in
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