Food Recall: Grand BK Corporation Siluriformes Catfish

Grand BK Corporation Siluriformes Catfish [US]

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US FlagUS/Washington: The US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (“FSIS”), a statutory regulatory and food safety authority issues a public health warning against consuming certain batch/lots of imported Siluriformes Catfish from the American marketplace due to reported importation from South Korea, a country ineligible to export Siluriform Fish products to the United States with consequential risks of bacterial infection, severe illness and/or possible life-changing complications, all serious health and safety hazards requiring immediate medical intervention to minimize pain and suffering as well as prevent life-altering injury or death.


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Additional information:
The United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) reports the following Siluriformes Fish products were imported from South Korea on various dates between September 2021 to May 2022 and are subject to this recall:

  • Spicy Catfish Stew imported by Grand BK Corp and sold in 2.42-pound plastic containers

==> No barcodes, UPCs, item numbers, best-before date codes, production dates, expiry dates, regulatory approval designations, registration numbers, agency approval designations or other identification numbers were listed with this warning notification.

Please consult the photograph above for details of the food’s packaging, design and wholesale presentation. One (1) additional image of the Siluriformes Fish products can be found on the Web site above.

According to the USDA, this warning was initiated after it was discovered during a routine FSIS surveillance activity of imported products. The Catfish products do not bear an establishment number nor a USDA mark of inspection. These items are thought to have been shipped to retail and wholesale locations in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and sold through Web sales US nationwide.

Korea is not eligible to export Siluriformes products, including Catfish, into the United States.

==> 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.

Proposed Remedy:
If you believe you have purchased or have in your possession any of the Siluriformes Fish products, 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 a medical emergency, please contact 9-1-1, your closest hospital or emergency center equipped to properly treat bacterial poisonings including Clostridium botulinum, Escherichia coli (“E.coli”), Listeria monocytogenes, Salmonella or Staphylococcus contamination.


US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Tips___________________________________________________________

If you have any questions about this warning notification, please contact Saehee Park, Sourcing Specialist at Hmart, at 201-636-8000, extension 8057 during normal business hours Eastern Standard Time, Monday to Friday. You can also reach the company by e-mail at

Members of the media with questions about the Public Health Alert can contact Hyerim (“Lydia”) Hong, Import Senior Specialist at Hmart, at +1-201-636-8000, extension. 8041 or

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

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More information about this warning:
USDA recall number: FSIS-RC-PHA-06242022
Recalls Direct RIN: 15949-2022
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