Mississippi Catfish Company recalls 34.5 tons of Catfish

Itta Bena, MS-based Heartland Catfish Company late Friday recalled approximately 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically leucomalachite green, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS).

The various fresh and frozen, raw, intact Siluriformes (catfish) products were produced on February 16, 2018.

The problem was discovered on March 8, 2018, after routine FSIS sampling results revealed violative levels of the chemical leucomalachite green in the products.  There have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare provider.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged not to consume them. These products should be thrown away or returned to the place of purchase. FSIS routinely conducts recall effectiveness checks to verify recalling firms notify their customers of the recall and that steps are taken to make certain that the product is no longer available to consumers.

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