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FDA Shuts Down Seafood Processing Company, Products Recalled

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has ordered Hope Food Supply Inc, a Pasadena company, to shut down and recall all products manufactured from its facility since 2007.

The company had been manufacturing dried smoked catfish steaks and other smoked products and had been subject to a consent decree of permanent injunction requiring it to develop and implement an adequate Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plan for its fish and fishery products. The firm failed in developing its plan. Now, they cannot restart manufacturing until they have implemented an FDA-approved plan.

The FDA’s regulations require that all seafood processors develop and implement adequate HACCP plans that identify all food safety hazards that are likely to occur for each kind of seafood product that they process, and set forth preventative measures to control these hazards. Without adequate controls, products could carry harmful bacteria and cause serious illness in those who eat them.

Consumers who have been eating Hope Seafood supply’s dried smoked catfish or other smoked seafood products and have experienced adverse reactions should consult their health care professional.