News Release

Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc. Recalls Siluriformes Fish Products Due to Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens

Class I Recall 073-2017
Health Risk: High Jun 16, 2017

Congressional and Public Affairs
Maria Machuca
(202) 720-9113


WASHINGTON, June 16, 2017 – Channel Fish Processing Co., Inc, a Boston, Mass. establishment, is recalling approximately 840 pounds of breaded Swai products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products may contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the finished products labels. 

The breaded Swai fillet items were produced on Feb. 22, March 20, and May 2, 2017. The following products are subject to recall: [View Labels (PDF Only)]

  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “North Atlantic BRAND APPROX8OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with lot code 23445 and a date code of 17122.
  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “North Atlantic BRAND APPROX4OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with lot code 23114 and a date code of 17079.
  • 10-lb. corrugated box of “Channel Brand APPROX4OZ RAW BREADED SWAI FILLET,” with a lot code of 22888 and a date code of 17053.

These items were shipped to institutional locations in Indiana.

The problem was discovered on June 14, 2017 when a distributor notified FSIS that bread coatings Channel Fish Processing Co. received and used in the breaded Swai products potentially contained undeclared milk.

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. When available, the retail distribution list(s) will be posted on the FSIS website at

Media and consumers with questions about the recall can contact Steve Atkinson, National Sales Manager, or Bill Hurley, QA Manager, at (617) 464-3366.

Consumers with food safety questions can “Ask Karen,” the FSIS virtual representative available 24 hours a day at or via smartphone at The toll-free USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline 1-888-MPHotline (1-888-674-6854) is available in English and Spanish and can be reached from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Eastern Time) Monday through Friday. Recorded food safety messages are available 24 hours a day. The online Electronic Consumer Complaint Monitoring System can be accessed 24 hours a day at:

USDA Recall Classifications
Class IThis is a health hazard situation where there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious, adverse health consequences or death.
Class IIThis is a health hazard situation where there is a remote probability of adverse health consequences from the use of the product.
Class IIIThis is a situation where the use of the product will not cause adverse health consequences.
Last Modified Jun 16, 2017

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