Mekong Master brand Frozen Swai Fish Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Mekong Master brand Frozen Swai Fish Recall [US]Vinh Hoan USA, Inc. recalls an estimated 84,000 pounds of Imported Frozen Swai Fish Fillet products due to suspected distribution into US commerce without meeting federal requirements and consequential risk of infected Siluriformes, a serious health hazard. USDA: http://ht.ly/8Kbv30dfBJe

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2017/recall-079-2017-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Swai Fish Fillets are subject to this recall:

  • Mekong Master Frozen Swai Fillet, sold in 15-pound cases with a lot code of VN 147 VI 1355 and best-before date codes of 12162018, 12172018 and 12192018.
  • Mekong Master Frozen Swai Fillet, sold in 15-pound cases with a lot code of VN 147 VI 1351 and best-before date codes of 12232018, 12242018 and 12252018.
  • Mekong Master Frozen Swai Fillet, sold in 15-pound cases with a lot code of VN 147 VI 1354 and best-before date codes of 01052019, 01062019 and 01072019.

==> 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 Fish Filets can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the Swai Fish Filets subject to recall do not bear the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to wholesale locations in Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

The problem was discovered when the import establishment notified FSIS personnel of Swai Fish products entering US commerce without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes due to risk of infection. The products were imported from Vietnam and failed to comply with the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) requirements concerning residue sampling and testing prior to entry into US commerce.

==> Never depend on your senses of sight, smell, taste or touch to confirm food poisoning, adulteration or contamination. If in doubt about the safety of any food, return it to your retailer for refund or toss it out in your household garbage, making sure small children and pets can’t access the suspect food.

If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession the recalled Swai Fish Filets, 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. Max Basch, Vice President of Sales of Vinh Hoan USA at 1-714-573-3458.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected contaminated or adulterated Fish, please search for “fish” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-079-2017
Recalls Direct RIN: 8891-2017
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Search for a recalled product on the USDA Web archive [external: new window opens]:
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