There's a big problem with some Trader Joe's fish. About 7,120 boxes of Trader Joe’s Gluten-Free Battered Halibut across 20 states got recalled Friday after a packaging error that could have serious consequences for those with a food allergy or those who feed someone with a food allergy.
Orca Bay Foods, which made the fish product for Trader Joe’s, put the halibut in boxes that didn’t list milk or wheat among the allergens. The product was packed in 10-ounce retail carton boxes, and the affected code 537312620 Best If Used By Nov 5, 2021.
For most people, that’s an insignificant error. But, as the Orca Bay-written, FDA-posted recall notice states, “People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to wheat and milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.”
The affected halibut was sold at Trader Joe's stores in these states: Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont, and Wisconsin.