Richwell Group, Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Richwell Group, Inc. is recalling 55,300 pounds of Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service announced Tuesday.

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WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2019 (USDA FSIS release) — Richwell Group, Inc., doing business as Maxfield Seafood, a City of Industry, California, firm and the importer of record, is recalling 55,300 pounds of Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Tuesday.

The frozen Siluriformes items, specifically Sheat fish, were imported from Vietnam to the United States on various dates from April 2018 through December 2018. The products have a shelf life of two years. The following products are subject to recall:

  • 14-oz. clear bag packages containing “Maxfield Seafood SHEAT FISH CA TREN KET” with “EXPIRY DATE” of 200324, 200403, 201007, 201008, 201113, 201115, 201222 and 201227.
  • 14-oz. clear bag packages containing “Maxfield Seafood SHEAT FISH CA TREN RANG” with “EXPIRY DATE” (some labels don’t display an expiration date) of 200324, 200403, 201007, 201008, 201113, 201115, 201222 and 201227.

These items were shipped to retail locations nationwide. 

The problem was discovered on Jan. 30, 2019 during FSIS surveillance activities of imported products at the distributor facility.

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.

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