WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2018 (USDA FSIS release) — Mannarich Food, Inc., the Importer of Record, a Toronto, Canada firm, is recalling 145,245 pounds of 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 Saturday.
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 following products are subject to recall:
- 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 a 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.