Import Alert 16-04

(Note: This import alert represents the Agency's current guidance to FDA field personnel regarding the manufacturer(s) and/or products(s) at issue. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person, and does not operate to bind FDA or the public).

Import Alert # 16-04
Published Date: 09/21/2017
Type: DWPE with Surveillance

Import Alert Name:

"Misbranded Seafood"

Reason for Alert:

***NOTE: The revisions to this Import Alert dated ***05/20/2016*** provides updated information about various species of fish and seafood, to illustrate examples of misbranding. Specific sampling language has been added to the guidance section of this alert to achieve consistency for both industry and FDA district offices related to sampling procedures and criteria for release of articles subject to detention without physical examination (DWPE), as well as removal from DWPE. Changes are noted and bracketed by asterisks (***).***

***FDA has found shipments of various species of fish, or other seafood, offered for entry under the name of fictitious, substituted, or otherwise incorrect species. Orange roughy, red snapper, and king crabmeat are examples of species where FDA has found that another species had been substituted, declared with a fictitious name or incorrect name.***

***The guidance section provides an alphabetical listing of seafood names associated with previous entries broken out into three parts. Part I lists acceptable names, appropriate scientific names and/or the source of Product (Country or Geographical Origin) for species that have historically been substituted or otherwise misbranded, Part II lists examples of known fictitious names, and Part III provides recent examples of misbranded products and the names of the actual species that they were substituted for, found in interstate commerce. The Red List at the end of this document identifies firms that have misbranded seafood products entering the United States.***

***All references to Siluriformes fish (e.g., catfish, basa, tra, swai, etc.) have been removed from this alert because the United States Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) now exercises primary regulatory oversight over Siluriformes fish and fish products. Through USDA's mandatory inspection program, USDA currently regulates fish of the order Siluriformes and products derived from these fish (9 CFR chapter III subchapter F). Under the FSIS regulation, the labels and labeling only of fish and fish products within the family Ictaluridae may bear the term "catfish" (9 CFR 541.7(d)(2)). Information regarding USDA and catfish is on their website at: http://www.fsis.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsis/topics/inspection/siluriformes.***

Guidance:

Fictitious names: Detain as appearing to be misbranded any seafood labeled with a fictitious name. (Example: Salmon Trout).

Incorrect common or usual name: Detain as ***appearing to be*** misbranded any seafood labeled with a***common or usual***name which is inappropriate for the species identified on the label. (Example: Red Snapper associated with species from other than Lutjanus campechanus ***(see Compliance Policy Guide sec. 540.475).***

Species Substitution: If species substitution is suspected, a physical sample must be collected ***for analysis. Contact the ORA/Office of Regulatory Science for servicing laboratory information. Ship all samples via overnight delivery to the designated laboratory. If samples cannot be shipped to the servicing laboratory the same day as collection, they should be stored in a freezer until shipment. The servicing laboratory should store all samples frozen until analysis. Follow guidance provided in IOM 4.5.3.5 for frozen samples.

For sample collection, please refer to: http://inside.fda.gov:9003/downloads/ProgramsInitiatives/Food/FieldPrograms/ucm018830.pdf#analyt.***

Districts should sample entries of seafood labeled as a species not common to the geographic region or exporting country. Refer to ***Part I below*** for guidance on the region or country from which specific species are normally available or to the Red List for firms that have been known to misidentify their products.

If a ***species*** fictitious name or species substitution is encountered that is not covered by this alert, refer to the Guidance for Industry: "The Seafood List -FDA's Guide to Acceptable Market Name for Seafood Sold in Interstate Commerce" at the following internet address: ***http://wwwaccess.fda.gov/scripts/fdcc/?set=seafoodlist.

Additional Reference: Compliance Program Guidance (CPG) Sec. 540.750 Use of The Seafood List to Determine Acceptable Seafood Names.***

***PART I:
Products Commonly Found to be Substituted or Otherwise Misbranded
ACCEPTABLE NAME ..... SCIENTIFIC NAME and/or ..... SOURCE OF PRODUCT (COUNTRY or GEOGRAPHIC REGION, if available)***

Abalone ..... Haliotis spp ..... Pacific, North and Central America (not South America)
Abalone-like ..... Concholepas concholepus ..... South America Pacific shellfish

***Blue Crab ..... Callinectes sapidus ..... Western Atlantic, Nova Scotia to Northern Argentina***

Cape capensis ..... Merluccius capensis ..... South Africa

Capelin ..... Mallotus villosus ..... Arctic & Sub-Arctic of Atlantic & Pacific

Caviar ..... Sturgeon egg***(see CPG Sec. 540.150)***

Centolla ..... Lithodes antarcticus ..... South Pacific

Chilean Seabass ..... Dissotichus eleginoides ..... Sub-Antarctic Islands to Chile and Argentina

Golden Snapper ..... Lutjanus intermis ..... Southeast Asia

Greenland Turbot ..... (see***21 CFR 102.57) .....
North Atlantic and Pacific***

***Halibut ..... Hippoglossus hippoglossus , Hippoglossus stenolepis (see 21 CFR 102.57)***

King Crab ..... (see 21 CFR 102.50) North Pacific only

Nile Perch/Lake Victoria Perch ..... Lates niloticus ..... Africa

Orange Roughy ..... Hoplostethus atlanticus ..... New Zealand, Australia

Oreo Dory ..... Pseudocyttus spp. or Allocyttus spp. ..... New Zealand

Red Snapper ..... Lutjanus campechanus ..... U.S. Carribean, & South America to Brazil ***(see CPG Sec. 540.475)***

White fish ..... Coregonus clupeaformis or Coregonus pidschian, or Prosopium .....North Atlantic

***"White" Tuna ..... Color designation limited to the species Thunnus alalunga (albacore) (see 21 CFR 161.190)***

Zander ..... Stizostedion lucioperca ..... Continental Europe to Western Siberia; British Isles, North Dakota

*** Part II:

Examples of Fictitious Names Used on Product Labeling

Argentine Roughy
Black Cod
Cherry SnapperEuro Walleye
Flatfish
Mackerel Pike
Rockfish Snapper (see CPG Sec. 540.475)
Pacific Stone Crab
Salmon Trout
Scampi
Scrod
St. Peter's Fish
Tai Snapper
White Roughy or Ruffy
White Fish
***

***Part III:

Examples of MISBRANDING for Imported Products Found in Interstate Commerce:

LABELED AS ..... FOUND TO BE (ACCEPTABLE NAME AND SCIENTIFIC NAME) ..... ADDITIONAL GUIDANCE (IF AVAILABLE)

Blue Crab ..... Swimming Crab (Portunus spp.)

Crimson Snapper ..... Jobfish or Snapper (Pristipomoides spp.)

Flounder ..... Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias)

Grouper ..... Brotula or Cuskeel (Brotula barbata)

Grouper ..... Jobfish or Snapper (Aprion virescens)

Grouper ..... Rock Sole (Lepidopsetta polyxystra)

Grouper ..... Weakfish or Corvina (Cynoscion virescens)

Headless Monkfish ..... Puffer Fish (Lagocephalus lunaris) ..... (see IA #16-20)

King Crab ..... Crab, Santola, or Nova, or Southern Red (Lithodes santolla).....(see 21 CFR 102.50)

Pacific Snapper ..... Rockfish (Sebastes spp.) ..... (see CPG Sec. 540.475)

Red Snapper ..... Rockfish (Sebastes spp.) ..... (see CPG Sec. 540.475)

Salmon ..... Rainbow or Steelhead Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss)

Scarlet Snapper ..... Malabar Snapper (Lutjanus malabaricus)

Scarlet Snapper ..... Crimson Snapper (Lutjanus erythropterus)
Scarlet Snapper ..... Emperor Snapper (Lutjanus sebae)

Snapper ..... Red Cod (Pseudophycis bachus)

Snapper ..... Porgy or Squirefish (Pagrus spp.)

Stone Crab ..... Rock Crab (Cancer spp.)

Taiwanese Sea Bass ..... Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum)

Turbot ..... Arrowtooth Flounder (Atheresthes stomias)

Walleye ..... Zander or Pikeperch (Sander lucioperca)

Wild Salmon or Pacific Salmon ..... Atlantic Salmon (Farm Raised) (Salmo salar)***

***Removal from Detention without Physical Examination (REMOVE FROM RED LIST):

In order to remove a firm's product from the Red List, information should be provided to the Agency to adequately demonstrate that the manufacturer has resolved the conditions that gave rise to the appearance of the violation. The purpose of this is so that the Agency will have confidence that future shipments/entries will be in compliance with the Federal Food Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).

For guidance on removal from detention without physical examination, refer to FDA's Regulatory Procedures Manual, Chapter 9, Section 9-6, "Detention Without Physical Examination (DWPE)."

If a firm and/or a representative thereof wishes to petition for removal from detention without physical examination under this Import Alert, all relevant information supporting the request should be forwarded to the following address:

Food and Drug Administration
Division of Import Operations
12420 Parklawn Drive, Elem-3109
Rockville, MD 20857

Or, be sent via email to: Importalerts2@fda.hhs.gov***

***Questions or issues involving import operations should be addressed to ORA/ DIO/Import Operations and Maintenance Branch (301) 796-0356 or FDAImportsInquiry@fda.hhs.gov

Questions or issues involving OASIS or PREDICT screening should be addressed to ORA/DCS/Import Compliance Systems Branch at orahqoeiodcsimpcomplsysbr@fda.hhs.gov

Questions or issues involving science policy, analysis, preparation, or analytical methodology, should be addressed to ORA/Office of Regulatory Science at (301) 796-6600 or orahqorsmanagement@fda.hhs.gov

Questions on policy or sample collection recommendations, contact the Office of Compliance, Division of Enforcement, CFSAN/Division of Enforcement's Labeling and Dietary Supplement Compliance Branch at (240) 402-1750 or CFSANEnforcement@fda.hhs.gov***

Product Description:

Seafood

Charge:

***"The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to Section 801(a)(3)***of the FD&CA***in that it appears to be misbranded***as defined in section 403(b) of the FD&CA. The article appears to be offered for sale under the name of another food.***[Misbranding, Section 403(b)]

OASIS charge code - WRONG IDEN

***"The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to Section 801(a)(3) of the FD&C Act in that it appears to be misbranded within the meaning of Section 403(a)(1) of the FD&C Act in that the labeling is false or misleading in any particular." [Misbranded, Section 403(a)(1)]

OASIS charge code FALSE***

***"The article is subject to refusal of admission pursuant to Section 801(a)(3) of the FD&C Act in that it appears to be misbranded within the meaning of Section 403(i)(1) of the FD&C Act in that the label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food, if any there be." [Misbranded, Section 403(i)(1)]

OASIS charge code USUAL NAME***

List of firms and their products subject to Detention without Physical Examination (DWPE) under this Import Alert (a.k.a. Red List)


BANGLADESH


MASHUD FISH PROCESSING & ICE COMPLEX, UNIT-2
Date Published : 08/09/2017
Bfdc Plot # 22, Block # B , Ichanagar, Karnafuly , Chittagong, Chittagong zila BANGLADESH
16 A - - 09 Carp
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Large Razor Belly Minnow (Salmostoma bacaila)
Notes:Large Razor Belly Minnow misdeclared as Chalapata

16 A - - 13 Croaker
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:POA; Pama croaker; Otolithoides pama
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 33 Sardines (Brisling, Sprats, Pilchards, Etc.)
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Ganges River Sprat (Corica soborna)
Notes:Ganges River Sprat misdeclared as Keski

16 A - - 62 Snake Head
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:TAKI; Spotted snakehead; Channa punctata
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 83 Goby
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:BAILA GURA; tank goby; Glossogobius giuris
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 84 Threadfin
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Fourfinger Threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum)
Notes:Fourfinger Threadfin misdeclared as Tailla

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:DESHI KORAL; barramundi or Asian sea bass; Lates calcarifer
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Bombay Duck (Harpadon nehereus)
Notes:Bombay Duck misdeclared as Lotia

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Calbasu (Labeo calbasu)
Notes:Calbasu misdeclared as Kalibaush

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Ganges River Sprat (Corica soborna)
Notes:Ganges River Sprat misdeclared as Keski

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:POA; Pama croaker; Otolithoides pama
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:DESHI KORAL; barramundi or Asian sea bass; Lates calcarifer
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Large Razor Belly Minnow (Salmostoma bacaila)
Notes:Large Razor Belly Minnow misdeclared as Chalapata

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Anchovy /Ramcarat Grenadier Anchovy (Coilia ramcarati)
Notes:Anchovy /Ramcarat Grenadier Anchovy misdeclared as Olwa

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:MENI; Gangetic leaffish; Nandus nandus
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Olive Barb (Puntius sarana)
Notes:Olive Barb misdeclared as Shor Puti

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Sardine/White Sardine (Escualosa thoracata)
Notes:Sardine/White Sardine misdeclared as Mola

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:TAKI; Spotted snakehead; Channa punctata
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Croaker/Pama Croaker (Otolithoides pama)
Notes:Croaker; Pama Croaker misdeclared as Poa

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Fourfinger Threadfin (Eleutheronema tetradactylum)
Notes:Fourfinger Threadfin misdeclared as Tailla

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:FOLI; bronze featherback; Notopterus notopterus
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Whiting/Sillago/Flat Head Sillago (Sillago domina)
Notes:Whiting/Sillago/Flat Head Sillago misdeclared as Hondra Baila

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/21/2017

Desc:BAILA GURA; tank goby; Glossogobius giuris
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Rohu (Labeo rohita)
Notes:Rohu misdeclared as Nola


BURMA


Myint Myat Hein Trading Co., Ltd.
Date Published : 04/28/2017
No.18, Myint Zu Street , Parami Yeikha, Yankin Township , Rangoon, BURMA
16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 04/28/2017

Desc:Shoil (Channa striata)
Notes:The labeling lists Shoil. Shoil is not an acceptable market name or common name for species Channa Striata. Acceptable names are "snakehead;" "channa;" or chevron snakehead."


BURMA (MYANMAR)


MAY YU MARINE PRODUCTS CO. LTD
Date Published : 06/12/2017
NO.525, MAY YU STREET , INDUSTRIAL ZONE 1 , South Dagon T/s, Yangon BURMA (MYANMAR)
16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Koral (Lates calcarifer);
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Dry Keski; (Corica soborna); Ganges River Sprat
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Dry Shoil (Channa striata)
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Dry Lotia
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Lakka; (Polymemus indicus); Indian Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Dry Lotia; (Harpadon neherius); Bombay Duck
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Bata (Mugil cephalus)
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Dry Suri; (Lepturacanthus savala); Small Head Hairtail
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Shar Puti; (Systomus sarana); Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Foly (Notopterus notopterus)
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Carfu (Cyprinus carpio)
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/23/2017

Desc:Kalibush; (Labeo calbasu); Orangefin Labeo
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/12/2017

Desc:Shoil
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

SHWE MYANMAR COLD STORE
Date Published : 07/13/2017
South Dagon Township , NO. 92 U Pho Hlaing Street , Rangoon, Rangoon BURMA (MYANMAR)
16 A - - 08 Butterfish
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Pampus Argenteus; (WP) Silver or White Pomfret
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 09 Carp
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Cyprinus carpio (Carfu); Carp
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 62 Snake Head
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Channa striata; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 84 Threadfin
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Lakka; (Polymemus indicus); Indian Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Puntius sarana; (Puti); Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Lakka; (Polymemus indicus); Indian Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Channa striata; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Cyprinus carpio (Carfu); Carp
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/13/2017

Desc:Pampus Argenteus; (WP) Silver or White Pomfret
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be

Shwe Kaba Maung Maung Marine Products Company Ltd.
Date Published : 05/09/2017
no. 132 u mye street and seikkanthar st , zone 4 , Shwe Pyithar T/S, MM-06 BURMA (MYANMAR)
16 A - - 09 Carp
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Carplet; Mola; or Mola Carplet (Amblypharyngodon mola)
Notes:Carplet; Mola; or Mola Carplet misdeclared as Deshi Moilla

16 A - - 09 Carp
Date Published: 05/09/2017

Desc:Cyprinus carpio (Carfu); Carp
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 23 Mullet
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Mugil cephalus; Bata; Striped Mullet
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 23 Mullet
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Mugil cephalus; (Bata); Mullet
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 26 Perch, Fresh Water (Yellow, Lake)
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Anabas testudineus; (Deshi Koi); Climbing Perch
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 26 Perch, Fresh Water (Yellow, Lake)
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Anabas testudineus; Deshi Koi; Climbing Perch
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 62 Snake Head
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Channa striatus; (Shoil); Snakehead or Channa
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 84 Threadfin
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Polunemus paradiseus; Taposhi; Paradise Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 84 Threadfin
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Leptomelanosoma indicum; (Lakkha); Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; Koral; Dhani Koral; Giant Perch; Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Puntius sarana; (Puta); Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Anabas testudineus; Deshi Koi; Climbing Perch
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Polunemus paradiseus; Taposhi; Paradise Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Labeo calbasu; Kaliboush; Calbasu
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; Koral; Dhani Koral; Giant Perch; Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Puntius sarana; Puta; Shorputi; Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 05/09/2017

Desc:Cyprinus carpio (Carfu); Carp
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Mugil cephalus; Bata; Striped Mullet
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Bombay Duck (Harpadon nehereus)
Notes:Bombay Duck misdeclared as Dry Lottia

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; Koral; Dhani Koral; Giant Perch; Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Puntius sarana; Puta; Shorputi; Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Polunemus paradiseus; Taposhi; Paradise Threadfin
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Labeo calbasu; Kaliboush; Calbasu
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Mugil cephalus; Bata; Striped Mullet
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 X - - 99 Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products, N.E.C.,
Date Published: 06/09/2017

Desc:Anabas testudineus; Deshi Koi; Climbing Perch
Notes:Problem(s);The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

Yadanar Theingi Co. Ltd
Date Published : 07/21/2017
286 ,G.Fl Shwedagon Pagoda Road , Yangon, BURMA (MYANMAR)
16 A - - 62 Snake Head
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Puti); Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

Yadanar Theingi Cold Store
Date Published : 07/21/2017
No 105/111 Ahmaya Street , North Oklapa Industrial area , Rangoon, Rangoon BURMA (MYANMAR)
16 A - - 62 Snake Head
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 85 Barramundi
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Shoil); Snakehead Murrel
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Koral); Barramundi
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 07/21/2017

Desc:Lates calcarifer; (Puti); Olive Barb
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.


CANADA


J.S. Mcmillan Fisheries
Date Published : 05/28/2013
4509 Mcdonald Rd , Vancouver, BC CANADA
16 A - - 37 Snapper (Red, Gray, Malabar, etc.)
Date Published: 05/28/2013

Desc:Snapper
Notes:Problem; Ocean Perch Sebastes alutus was mislabeled as Pacific Snapper


CHINA


XIA WEI AQUATIC PRODUCT CO., LTD.
Date Published : 09/18/2009
Room 401 A Bldg, Jinlong Building , Ningde City, Cn-35 CHINA
16 A - - 65 Puffer
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:puffer fish declared as monk fish

16 A - - 74 Monkfish
Date Published: 09/18/2009


INDIA


BLUE-FIN FROZEN FOODS
Date Published : 05/09/2017
Plot No , L - 72 Mumbai Pune Road , Panvel, Maharashtra INDIA
16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 05/09/2017

Desc:Lotia; Harpodon nehereus; Bombay duck; Bummalo; Lizardfish
Notes:Problem(s): The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food, if any there be.

Keshodwala Foods Unit -2
Date Published : 06/16/2016
Plot No 306 GIDC Estate , Veraval, Gujarat INDIA
16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/16/2016

Desc:Beltfish
Notes:Problem(s); At entry product is declared as "Frozen Whole Ribbonfish" (Lepturacanthus savala); product labeling declares product as "Beltfish; Head-On". Lepturacanthus savala is the scientific name for "Cutlassfish" (market name) and "smallhead hairtail" (common name).

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 06/16/2016

Desc:Frozen Whole Ribbonfish (Lepturacanthus savala)
Notes:Problem(s);At entry product is declared as "Frozen Whole Ribbonfish" (Lepturacanthus savala); product labeling declares product as "Beltfish; Head-On".Lepturacanthus savala is the scientific name for "Cutlassfish" (market name) and "smallhead hairtail" (common name).

PARAYIL FOOD PRODUCTS PVT LTD
Date Published : 08/11/2017
INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT , AREA AROOR ALLEPPEY DIST , KERALA, INDIA
16 A - - 37 Snapper (Red, Gray, Malabar, etc.)
Date Published: 08/11/2017

Desc:Red Snapper Steak; Twinspot Snapper; Lutjanus bohar
Notes:Problem(s); The label fails to bear the common or usual name of the food; if any there be.


INDONESIA


PT. Alam Jaya
Date Published : 01/07/2014
Jln Gayung Kebonsari 28 , Rungkut Industri II/25 , Surabaya, Jawa Timur INDONESIA
16 A - - 37 Snapper (Red, Gray, Malabar, etc.)
Date Published: 01/07/2014

Desc:Snapper
Notes:PROBLEM -- A mixture of snapper species including (Lutjanus malabaricus) and possibly (Lutjanus johnii) was mislabeled as Scarlet Snapper.


JAPAN


Koyo Trading Ltd.
Date Published : 09/18/2009
7f Daiko Bldg. , Tsukiji , Chuo, Tokyo JAPAN
16 A - - 17 Groupers
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Puffer Fish (Fugu) misdeclared as Grouper

16 A - - 65 Puffer
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Puffer Fish (Fugu) misdeclared as Grouper

NAKAYAMA SHOTEN
Date Published : 09/18/2009
3 Chome 14-2 , Nagahama; Chuo , Fukuoka, Fukuoka JAPAN
16 A - - 17 Groupers
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Puffer Fish (Fugu) misdeclared as Grouper

16 A - - 65 Puffer
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Puffer Fish (Fugu) misdeclared as Grouper


MALAYSIA


Supersea Fish Centre Sdn. Bhd.
Date Published : 09/18/2009
10-12 Persiaran Industri Lahat Satu , Kawasan Perindustrian Rima , Lahat, My-A MALAYSIA
16 A - - 17 Groupers
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Pangasius species misdeclared as Grouper Fillet


MEXICO


Jorge Avel Sauceda Garcia
Date Published : 08/15/2013
Nogales 150 Fracc.Rubio La Mesa , Tijuanabc, MEXICO
16 M - - 99 Other Aquatic Animals, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/15/2013

Desc:Manta Ray
Notes:MANUFACTURER -- Salva Mar, S.A. - FEI #2000027744; PROBLEM -- Product described as "Filete de Mantaraya" on labeling. Product described as "frozen fillet of skate wing" and "frozen manta ray fillets" in entry documents. FDA determined the product appear to be stingray.

16 M - - 99 Other Aquatic Animals, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/15/2013

Desc:Skate Wing
Notes:MANUFACTURER -- Salva Mar, S.A. - FEI #2000027744; PROBLEM -- Product described as "Filete de Mantaraya" on labeling. Product described as "frozen fillet of skate wing" and "frozen manta ray fillets" in entry documents. FDA determined the product appear to be stingray.

RODRIGO AGUIRRE CESENA
Date Published : 07/21/2015
Calle Prolongacion Edo 29 No 2598 , Col Hidalgo Ampl , Ensenada, BC MEXICO
16 A - - 55 Corvina
Date Published: 07/21/2015

Desc:Dry Fish Maw; Corvina
Notes:Problem(s); FDA analysis identified samples 908641 and 910642 to be a mixture of weakfish/corvina (2 different Cynoscion spp.) and snook (2 different Centropomus spp.)


NEW ZEALAND


Moana Pacific Fisheries
Date Published : 05/30/2013
138 Halsey Street , P.O. Box 445 , Auckland, Nz-Auk NEW ZEALAND
16 A - - 37 Snapper (Red, Gray, Malabar, etc.)
Date Published: 05/30/2013

Desc:PORGY/SEABREAM MISDECLARED AS; TAI SNAPPER

SEI Limited
Date Published : 05/30/2013
43 Kupe Drive , Whitianga, NZ-WKO NEW ZEALAND
16 A - - 37 Snapper (Red, Gray, Malabar, etc.)
Date Published: 05/30/2013

Desc:PORGY/SEABREAM MISDECLARED AS; TAI SNAPPER


PANAMA


Salva Mar, S.A.
Date Published : 08/15/2013
Puerto De Boca De Parita, Chitre Herrera , Republica de Panama , Chitre, Provincia De Herrera PANAMA
16 M - - 99 Other Aquatic Animals, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/15/2013

Desc:Manta Ray
Notes:SHIPPER -- Jorge Avel Sauceda Garcia - FEI #3010049573; PROBLEM -- Product described as "Filete de Mantaraya" on labeling. Product described as "frozen fillet of skate wing" and "frozen manta ray fillets" in entry documents. FDA determined the product appear to be stingray.

16 M - - 99 Other Aquatic Animals, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/15/2013

Desc:Skate Wing
Notes:SHIPPER -- Jorge Avel Sauceda Garcia - FEI #3010049573; PROBLEM -- Product described as "Filete de Mantaraya" on labeling. Product described as "frozen fillet of skate wing" and "frozen manta ray fillets" in entry documents. FDA determined the product appear to be stingray.


PERU


Maquimar S.A.
Date Published : 09/18/2009
Pasaje Don Oscar No. 150 , Acapulco , Callao, PERU
16 A - - 33 Sardines (Brisling, Sprats, Pilchards, Etc.)
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:menhaden in tomato sauce declared as sardines in tomato sauce

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Anchovies (in tomato sauce) misdeclared as " Pamplona Sardines in tomato Sauce"


PHILIPPINES


PIXCEL TRANSGLOBAL FOODS INC
Date Published : 05/12/2017
179 808 Talisay St., Amparo Village Brgy , Novaliches, National Capital Region (Manil PHILIPPINES
16 Y - - 03 Fish Paste, Fishery Products, n.e.c.
Date Published: 05/12/2017

Desc:Lutong Bahay Ziganid (Padas)
Notes:Labeling lists Padas or Ziganid; these are vernacular names. In FDA's Seafood List; the acceptable market name "spinefoot" or the common name rabbitfish is to be use for the Siganus fish species.


THAILAND


B.S.A.FOOD PRODUCTS CO.,LTD
Date Published : 08/09/2017
Bangya Coldstorage , 1278 Wichienchodok Road , Muang Samut Sakhon, Samut Sakhon THAILAND
16 A - - 24 Ocean Perch (Red Perch, Pacific Perch, Redfish)
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus)
Notes:Climbing Perch misdeclared as Koi

16 A - - 99 Fish, N.E.C.
Date Published: 08/09/2017

Desc:Climbing Perch (Anabas testudineus)
Notes:Climbing Perch misdeclared as Koi


URUGUAY


Trymmur Ltda
Date Published : 09/18/2009
Editt Torre Libertad Plza Cagancha 1335 , Av Luis A De Herrera 3909 , Montevideo, URUGUAY
16 A - - 35 Shark
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Mako shark misdeclared Edificio Torre Libertad as " White Fish"


VIETNAM


ANHACO
Date Published : 09/18/2009
KM 09 PROVINCE ROAD NO. 883 , CHAUTHANH DISTRICT , BEN TRE, VN-50 VIETNAM
16 A - - 09 Carp
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Panagasius species misdeclare as "Carp Fillet"

Angiang Agricultural Technology Service Company, The
Date Published : 09/18/2009
69-71-73 Nguyen Hue B, Longxuyen, , Angiang, Vietnam, VIETNAM
16 A - - -- Fish
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 B - - -- Fish,Breaded
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 C - - -- Fish,Cakes,Balls,etc
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 I - - -- Fish, Hot Smoked (protein is coagulated throughout
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 S - - -- Fish, Cold Smoked (protein is not coagulated)
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 W - - -- Mixed Fishery/Seafood Products
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 X - - -- Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products
Date Published: 09/18/2009

16 Y - - -- Fishery Prod,n.e.c.
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Bach Thao Co., Ltd.
Date Published : 09/18/2009
No.9 Nguyen An Ninh Street , Binh Khanh Ward , Long Xuyen City, An Giang VIETNAM
16 A - - 58 Tilapia
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Pangasius species as tilapia Fillets

16 X - - 06 Tilapia, Aquaculture Harvested Fishery/Seafood Products
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Pangasius species as tilapia Fillets

Hoang Huy Production Trading Service
Date Published : 08/15/2016
35 Phan Chu Trinh , Quy Nhon, VN-31 VIETNAM
16 A - - 63 Kingfish
Date Published: 08/15/2016

Desc:Frozen Pacific Kingfish; "Five Star" and "Seafresca"
Notes:Product fails to bear the common or usual name of the fish; Product is declared as "Kingfish" at entry. Product packaging identifies the fish species as "Acanthocybium solandri" which is Wahoo; not Kingfish. Product Nutrition facts panel in not is an appropriate format.

Mekong Fisheries
Date Published : 09/18/2009
Lot 24, Tra Noc Industrial Zone , Binh Thuy District, Can Tho, VN-NOTA VIETNAM
16 A - - 77 Sole
Date Published: 09/18/2009

Notes:Pangasius species misdeclared as " IQF Sole Fillets"