US/Washington: Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc. recalls an estimated 1,695 pounds of Siluriformes Fish (Catfish) Products due to suspected residues of public health concern, specifically Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green and consequential Carcinogenicity, a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/vVPq30afWYh
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Catfish Products are subject to this recall:
- Lake’s Farm Raised Catfish, consisting of 15-pound cardboard boxes of Frozen Raw Catfish Fillets having lot codes T-14, T-15, T-16 and T-17.
==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.
Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and retail presentation. Additional images of the recalled foods can be found on the Web site above.
According to the USDA, the products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 48150” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to institutional and retail locations in Mississippi and Tennessee.
The problem was discovered on March 23, 2017, after routine FSIS sampling results revealed suspected violative levels of the chemicals Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green in the Catfish.
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If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Catfish, please do not consume them directly nor use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the store where you purchased it for a full refund.
If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Mr. Earl Lake, President at Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc. at 1-662-363-1847.
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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-032-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 8457-2017
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Filed under: Carcinogen (Cancer-causing), Chemical contamination hazard, Fish & shellfish, Food & Drink, Malachite Green, USDA | Tagged: Frozen Raw Catfish Fillets, Lake's Farm Raised Catfish, Leucomalachite Green, Malachite Green, plastic fragment hazard, Recalls Direct RIN: 8457-2017, United States Department of Agriculture, USDA, USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-032-2017 |