Gorton's Recalls Fillets Due to Possible Adulteration


SeafoodSource staff

Published on
March 2, 2008

Gorton's Seafood of Gloucester, Mass., on Saturday announced a voluntarily recall of a frozen seafood product due to possible adulteration.

A Pennsylvania woman and her two children reported finding pills in Gorton's fish fillets. The incident appears to be isolated and no illnesses have been reported. Gorton's 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 No. 4440015770; Date code: 7289G1; best-if-used-by date: April 2009.

The product in question was produced on Oct. 16, 2007, and distributed to retail outlets in 10 states, including Florida, Texas, Georgia, California and Pennsylvania. The Associated Press reports that 1,000 cases are being removed from store shelves. Consumers are urged to check 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 U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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