FSIS ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT FOR NON-PERMISSIBLE SILURIFORMS

Washington DC, June 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Public health alert
Congressional and Public Affairs
Rochelle Kopicki 202-720-9113
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FSIS ISSUES PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT FOR NON-PERMISSIBLE SILURIFORM PRODUCTS IMPORTED FROM KOREA

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2022 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) is issuing a public health alert for Siluriform products imported by Grand BK Corporation, a Carlstadt, NJ company. The products were imported from Korea, a country ineligible to export Siluriform products to the United States. A recall was not requested as the products are no longer available for purchase.

Frozen ready-to-cook Siluriformes stew products were imported on various dates from September 2021 to May 2022. The following products are affected by the public health alert [view labels]:

  • 2.42 lbs. plastic containers containing “SPICY CATFISH STEW” with “IMPORTED BY GRAND BK CORP. On the label

Product labels are written in Korean. Products do not bear an establishment number or USDA inspection mark. These items were shipped to outlets in Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia, and sold nationwide over the Internet.

The problem was discovered during routine FSIS surveillance activity on imported products. Korea is not permitted to import Siluriform products into the United States.

There have been no confirmed reports of adverse effects due to the consumption of these products. Anyone concerned about a reaction should contact a healthcare provider.

FSIS is concerned that consumers may still be in possession of the product. Consumers who have purchased these products are asked not to consume them. These products should be discarded or returned to the place of purchase.

Consumers with questions about the public health alert can contact Saehee Park, Supply Specialist at Hmart, at 201-636-8000, ext. 8057 or [email protected] Members of the media with questions about the public health alert can contact Hyerim (Lydia) Hong, Senior Import Specialist at Hmart, at 201-636-8000, ext. 8041 or [email protected]

Consumers with questions about food safety can call the USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline toll-free at 888-MPHotline (888-674-6854) or chat live via Ask USDA 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Consumers can also browse food safety messages on Ask USDA or email a question to [email protected] For consumers who need to report a problem with a meat, poultry or egg product, the electronic online consumer complaint monitoring system is accessible 24 hours a day at https://foodcomplaint. fsis.usda.gov/eCCF/.

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