Sealaska-owned company faces Trader Joe's halibut recall

    An image of the packaging of the recalled halibut.

    Seattle KINY) - A seafood firm in Seattle owned by Sealaska has seen a recall of one of its halibut products.

    Orca Bay Foods of Seattle is recalling 4,450 lbs (356 cases) of 10 oz. retail box Trader Joe's brand Gluten Free Battered Halibut with product barcode 00503822 because it contains undeclared wheat and milk allergens.

    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 the product.

    The product 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.

    No illnesses have been reported to date.

    The recall was initiated after it was discovered that product containing wheat and milk was distributed in packaging that did not reveal the presence of the allergens.

    This recall is being undertaken with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

    Consumers who have purchased are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 1-800-932-ORCA, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

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