Vinh Hoan USA recalls 84,000lb of Siluriformes fish products


Vinh Hoan USA has started recalling nearly 84,000lb of imported frozen Swai fillet products over failure to meet import requirements of the US Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The recall follows after an import establishment notified FSIS officials that the products were distributed into the US market without meeting FSIS regulatory requirements for imported Siluriformes.

Vinh Hoan imported the fillet products from Vietnam, which did not comply with FSIS standards and requirements related to residue sampling and testing prior to entry into the market. The products also do not bear the USDA mark of inspection.

The affected frozen Swai fillets are reported to have produced on various dates between 16 December last year and 7 January this year.

The products that have been recalled include 15lb cases containing ‘Mekong Master Frozen Swai Fillet,’ with lot code VN 147 VI 1355, VN 147 VI 1351 and VN 147 VI 1354.

"The affected frozen Swai fillets are reported to have produced on various dates between 16 December last year and 7 January this year."

The fillet items were reported to have been shipped to wholesale locations across the US, including Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Until now, the company has not received any confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products.

The FSIS has urged consumers who have bought these products to either dispose or return them to the place of purchase.