Additional Fish Products Recalled

More fish products are being removed from supermarket shelves following a recall by South El Monte, California-based 888 Food Company of a variety of fish products. This recall comes after Yumei Foods USA’s recall that involved more than 9,000 pounds worth of Siluriformes products. While the original recall was due to import concerns, the new fish recall is a response to an undeclared allergen. 888 Food Company conducted an investigation and found that there was an unreported allergen. “the formulation of an ingredient was changed to include eggs,”This was not disclosed on the product, and led to one complaint from a consumer of an allergic reaction.

Recall noticeOn June 15, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published an alert to consumers saying that the compant had recalled Ho King Fish Ball and Ho King Fried Fish Ball. Giai Phat Fried Fish Ball and Giai Phat Fried Fish Ball were all recalled by the compant after Giai Phat Fried Fish Ball and Giai Phat Fried Featherback Fish Ball received a complaint from 888 Food Company. You can find a list of affected lot numbers in the upper right corner. Distributed mainly in California via distributors and direct delivery to retail shops, but small quantities were distributed to retailers in Indiana or Illinois.

One of the most common allergies for children related to food, according to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms often begin showing a few hours after eating eggs or foods with eggs and can range from mild to severe, and in some cases, may cause anaphylaxis – a life-threatening reaction. These products are recalled and consumers with an egg allergy should avoid them.

The FDA shared two fish product recalls in a matter of days. However, the recalls extended beyond the U.S. market. Health officials in the U.K. have also warned consumers not to eat certain fish products. Waitrose recalled Waitrose 2 British Hot Smoked Rainbow Trout Filets on June 7th due to the possible presence of listeria monocytogenes. This can lead to listeria, which is a serious infection that can be caused by eating contaminated food. Food Standards Scotland, UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA), Food Standards Agency (Food Standards Agency) and Food Standards UK continue to investigate the listeria outbreak that was first reported in April.


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