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Food Recall: Frozen Battered Fish Fillets

In a nutshell: A package of six frozen battered fish fillets, seafood product, is being recalled because it was adulterated with pills. Check your freezers for the code provided below.

February 29, 2008 — Gorton’s Seafood, based in Gloucester, Mass., is voluntarily recalling one frozen seafood product (packaged of battered fish fillets) with a specific date code because the product may have been adulterated with pills.

While there has been only one isolated case of adulteration and no reports of illness from the product, the company is taking this action as a precautionary measure.

The following product is subject to recall:

Gorton’s 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets
11.4 oz — UPC #4440015770
Date code: 7289G1
Best if used by date: April 2009
The product included in this recall was produced on October 16, 2007 and distributed to retail outlets in Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

The product is being removed from retail outlets, and consumers are urged to look in their freezers for products bearing this particular code.

Gorton’s is conducting an investigation into the source of the problem and working with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and the Food & Drug Administration. There have been no reported illnesses from consumers.

Consumers who have the product may return it to Gorton’s for a refund by calling 800-896-9479.


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