Heartland Catfish Co. Catfish Recall [US]


US FlagUS/Washington: Heartland Catfish Co. Catfish Recall [US]Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Mississippi establishment, recalls an estimated 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes Fish (“Catfish”) products due to suspected Leucomalachite Green contamination and consequential risk of illness, both serious health hazards.

USDA: http://ht.ly/HSyK30iS56W

Direct link: https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-020-2018-release

Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Siluriformes Fish (Catfish) products are subject to this recall (in alphabetical order):

  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 10-12 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10360
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 12 UP Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10060
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 2-3 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10010
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 3-5 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10020
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 34-44 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10480
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 5-7 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10030
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 5&UP Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10240
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 6-15 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10400
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 7-9 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10040
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 7-9 Dry Pack*, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10042
  • Fresh Catfish Shank Fillet 9-12 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 10050
  • Fresh Catfish Whole 5-8 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 00080
  • Fresh Catfish Whole 7-13 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 00190
  • Fresh Catfish Whole 7-16 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 00185
  • Fresh Catfish Whole 8-16 Dry Pack, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 00130
  • Fresh Catfish Whole 8-16 Dry Pack*, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618 and a product code of 00132
  • Fresh Catfish Whole Bloody – 32 ounces & Up, sold in 30-pound packages with a daycode 021618 and product code of 05411
  • Fresh Catfish Whole Bloody – 40 ounces & Up, sold in 30-pound packages with a daycode 021618 and product code of 05161
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 12 & Up, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11060
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 2-3 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11010
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 2-3 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11010
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 3-5 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11020
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 4-5 ounces Split, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11910
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 4-5 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11490
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 4.75-5.75 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11180
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 4.75-5.75 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11180
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 5-7 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11030
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 5-7 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11030
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 7-9 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11040
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet 9-12 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11050
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet Irregular, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 81000
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet Irregular, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 81000
  • Frozen Catfish Fillet Split 5 – 7 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021628-1 and a product code of 3872686
  • Frozen Catfish Nugget, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 31000
  • Frozen Catfish Nugget, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 31000
  • Frozen Catfish Portion 3-5 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 21606
  • Frozen Catfish Portions 3-5 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 21606
  • Frozen Catfish Shank Fillet 3 – 5 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 574636
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 11-13 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 01100
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 13-15 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 01110
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 15-17 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 01120
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 2-6 ounces , sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 01070
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 5-8 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 01080
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 7-9 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 01040
  • Frozen Catfish Whole 7-9 ounces, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 01040
  • Frozen Texas Roadhouse Catfish Splits, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-4 and a product code of 11920TX
  • Frozen Texas Roadhouse Catfish Splits, sold in 15-pound packages with a daycode of 021618-1 and a product code of 11920TX

==> No barcodes, UPCs, SKUs or other identification numbers were listed with this recall notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and wholesale presentation. Additional images of the recalled Siluriformes Fish (Catfish) can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, the Catfish products subject to recall bear establishment number “EST. 45777” inside the USDA mark of inspection. These items were shipped to retail locations in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Texas and Vermont.

The problem was discovered on March 8, 2018 after routine US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”) sampling results revealed violative levels of the chemical, Leucomalachite Green in the products.

==> 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 any of the recalled Siluriformes Fish (Catfish) products, please do not serve, consume them directly or use them as an ingredient in another dish or preparation. Instead, kindly return the product to the distributor, outlet or retail store where you purchased them for a full refund.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by contaminated, adulterated or mislabeled Siluriformes Fish (Catfish), please search for “catfish”, or more generically, “fish” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

If you have any questions about this recall notification, please contact Mr. Danny Walker, Heartland Catfish Company, at 1-662-254-7100 during normal business hours.

==> To see other recalls and notifications caused by suspected Leucomalachite Green, please search for “Leucomalachite” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

==> To see other recalls and notifications for products manufactured, marketed and/or sold by Heartland Catfish Company, please search for “Heartland” using the Search Box at the top of this page.

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More information about this recall:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-020-2018
Recalls Direct RIN: 9881-2018
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Search for a recalled product on the USDA Web archive [external: new window opens]:
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