Mississippi Catfish Company Recalls 34.5 Tons of Fish

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service (USDA/FSIS), Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Miss. establishment recalled 69,016 pounds, of catfish products believed to be contaminated with leucomalachite green. The items were shipped to retail stores in Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, and Vermont. The leucomalachite green (malachite green) was discovered in products during a routine FSIS sampling on March 8th. Malachite green is a topical fungicide that has been implemented in certain countries to treat external fungal and parasitic infections in fish and is also used as a fish hatchery disinfectant. It has been banned in several countries, including the U.S. and Canada, due to its supposed mutagenic properties. @ https://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/recalls-and-public-health-alerts/recall-case-archive/archive/2018/recall-020-2018-release
Heartland Catfish Company Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due to Possible Adulteration

Heartland Catfish Company, an Itta Bena, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 69,016 pounds of Siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with a residue of public health concern, specifically leucomalachite green.

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