Whole Foods Market Recalls Cod Fish Fillets Over Undeclared Allergen

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Whole Foods Market customers are urged to inspect their freezer contents and dispose of two variants of frozen fish filets following a product recall. 

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reported that 365 Whole Foods Market beer-battered pollock and cod filets, available at Whole Foods Market outlets across the country, are subject to recall due to the presence of an undeclared soy allergen.

The recall has been initiated by Tampa Bay Fisheries Inc. and pertains to items sold within the period spanning from September 8 to December 22, 2023.

Fish Fillet Recall – Check Product Codes

The advisory issued on December 23, 2023, includes a recall for two batches, one comprising cod and the other pollock.

The recall specifically targets “Beer Battered Pollock Fillets” packaged in 32-ounce quantities by 365 Whole Foods Market. The affected batches are identified by a lot code of 32508201 and a best by date of 03/07/2025. 

The FDA has clarified that pertinent details are located on the back of the product packaging, with both the lot number and best by date situated on the rear side.

Similarly, “Beer Batter Cod Fillets” were distributed in 12-ounce cartons, each associated with distinct lot codes: 32348201 and 32628201. 

The corresponding best by dates on the packaging are 02/22/2025 and 03/19/2025, respectively.

FDA: No Further Impact on Products, Swift Removal from Shelves

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Whole Foods Market customers are urged to inspect their freezer contents and dispose of two variants of frozen fish filets following a product recall.

The FDA has affirmed that no additional batches of the aforementioned products have been impacted, and any remaining inventory has been promptly removed from retail shelves.

As of the commencement of the recall, there have been no reported instances of illnesses. 

The recall was initiated following the discovery of soy-containing products distributed in packaging that failed to disclose the presence of this allergen.

Consumers who have purchased the affected product are advised to return it to the point of purchase with a receipt for a full refund. If this is not feasible, the FDA recommends disposing of the product.

For inquiries, consumers may contact Tampa Bay Fisheries, Inc. Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, at (800)-SEAFOOD.

It is noteworthy that soybeans are one of the nine major allergens as designated by the FDA, and their presence must be declared on all food packaging, except in specific 

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