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Houston seafood company recalls more than 50 tons of catfish

Posted at 7:04 AM, Feb 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 08:04:43-05

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-based seafood company is recalling more than 50 tons (45 metric tons) of wild-caught catfish because the products were produced, packed and distributed without federal inspection.

The Food Safety and Inspection Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture says the recall involves 60-pound (27-kilogram) brown cardboard boxes containing "River Catfish Wild USA." Fulton Seafood Inc. of Houston shipped the products to retailers throughout Texas.

The fish were produced on various dates between Jan. 1, 2018 and Feb. 21, 2019. Upon arriving at retailers, the fish was removed from the boxes and placed in the stores' seafood display cases.

The agency says the problem was detected on Feb. 19 when a federal investigator performing surveillance in a cold-storage facility observed products bearing no federal inspection marks.