Trident Seafoods has announced a recall of 2 lots of its Multi-Grain Alaskan Cod over fears that the frozen fish could be contaminated with what the company is characterizing as “small pieces of plastic” that were once inspection tags used by a supplier. The plastic bits pose both a choking and an injury risk, says the company.
The recalled cod is sold in 12-ounce boxes; 2 lot numbers are affected here:
- Lot Number A633511, Best By: 11/30/2018
- Lot Number A636225, Best By: 12/27/2018
The company says that Lot Number A633511 – was sent to stores between December 01, 2016 and February 09, 2017 to stores in these states:
- New Jersey
Lot Number A636225 was sent to stores between January 23, 2017 and February 17, 2017 to stores in these states:
Stores known to have stocked the recalled cod include:
- Cub Foods
- Plaza Extra
Neither Trident Seafoods nor the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or FDA, has received any reports of any injuries related to the consumption of the fish. In its press release about the recall Trident Seafoods did acknowledge that the possible contamination was originally discovered through what the company calls “consumer feedback”.
If you have any of the recalled cod on hand, you’re urged not to eat or serve it. You can simply throw the fish out or take it back to your place of purchase. And if you would like more information you can contact the company directly at 206-297-5825 during regular business hours.
As of my visit to the company’s webpage this afternoon, I could find no mention of the recall. Nor did I find any mention of the recall on Trident’s Facebook page.