Bone fragments in fish sandwiches caused Gorton’s  Seafood to recall the products, according to a notice published Thursday by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The Gloucester, MA, company recalled the frozen seafood item, Gorton’s Fish Sandwich–100 percent Whole Fillets, 18.3 oz.

The reason for the recall is the isolated and unusual potential presence of large and/or sharp bone fragments. No reports of any injuries were reported as of the posting of the recall notice. Consumption of the recalled product does pose choking hazard or other physical  injury

The company is recalling 504 packages made on a specific date, in a specific time range and sold to select retailers (see list below). The recalled product can be identified by the following date code and time range:

NAME: Gorton’s Fish Sandwich-100% Whole Fillets, 18.3 OZ
UPC: 0 44400 15440 6
TIME RANGE: 15:30-17:30

All retail stores that received the recalled product have been instructed to immediately remove this item from their shelves.    The recall notice also said: No other Gorton’s products or date codes are involved in this recall.

Supermarkets & Grocery Stores that received recalled product in the following locations:

  • Hannaford Supermarkets: NY, VT
  • Giant Food Stores & Giant Martin’s: PA, VA, MD
  • Berkley Supermarket, Farm Fresh, Food Depot, Green Valley Marketplace, Harvest Fare, Shoppers Value Foods, St Paul Grocery Market, Tiger Market, Tri-Star Supermarket, Wegmans: MD, VA
  • US Military Commissaries: NC, VA, Puerto Rico

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