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Frozen fish sold at Trader Joe’s stores in 19 states is being recalled because it contains wheat and milk, which were not listed on the label.
In a recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration website, supplier Orca Bay Foods of Seattle, Washington said the recall is for 4,450 pounds of boxes of 10-ounce boxes of Trader Joe’s brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut because of the undeclared allergens.
No illnesses or allergic reactions have been reported to date, Trader Joe’s said in a statement on its website, noting all of the affected product “has been removed from sale and destroyed.”
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The recalled halibut has code 537312620 and a “best if used by” date of Nov. 5, 2021 at the end of the box. The product SKU is 00503822.
The fish was sold in Trader Joe’s stores in Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Wisconsin, according to the recall notice.
Trader Joe’s says customers with an allergy or sensitivity to wheat or milk should not eat the fish. “We urge you to discard the product or return it to any Trader Joe’s for a full refund,” the grocer said.
Orca Bay Foods said in its notice that people with an allergy “or severe sensitivity to wheat and milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.”
Trader Joe’s says customers with questions contact Trader Joe’s Customer Relations at 626-599-3817 weekdays from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. PT or can fill out a form on the website.
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