Frozen fish recalled due to unauthorised veterinary medicine found in batch

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A batch of frozen fish has been urgently recalled from supermarkets over food safety concerns.

The Jona Red Tilapia Fish, which is sourced from Vietnam, was recalled due to the presence of unauthorised substances in the product.

An alert about the recall was issued by the Food Safety Authority of Ireland on Thursday.

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The Jona Red Tilapia Fish affected has the batch code VN/472/IV/169 along with the best before date September 17, 2023.

The fish was found to have ‘malachite green’ in it which is an unauthorised veterinary medicine that is not permitted in foods in the EU.

The recall notice from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland said: “Malachite green is an unauthorised veterinary medicine which is not permitted in foods in the EU.

“This substance can be broken down to form leucomalachite green.

“Malachite green was previously used in some countries to treat parasites and fungal and bacterial infections. Although in breach of the Reference Point for Action, the fish in question does not pose an acute risk to health, but there may be an increased risk if there is continued consumption over a long period.”

Point-of-sale recall notices will be displayed in stores supplied with the implicated batch.

Caterers and other people who have already bought the product are advised not to cook with it if it comes from the implicated batch.

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