[...]The company shipped 282 boxes, with 22 pounds of frozen fish in each box.
The boxes were labeled, "Monk fish, gutted and head off, Product of China," the company said. The product was sold to restaurants and stores.
Pufferfish, also known as fugu, is a delicacy in Japan. Chefs must be licensed and usually undergo at least two years of training on how to safely remove the toxic parts of the fish.
The FDA describes tetrodotoxin as "one of the most violent intoxications from marine species." Symptoms begin as a numbness of the lips and tongue that can progress to paralysis[...]