Food Safety

June 12, 2017 VOLUNTARY RECALL

Highliner Foods and Sea Watch International announce a recall due to an issue with specific product lots of cracker meals and blended bread coatings. Newly Weds Foods, the coating supplier for the above-mentioned companies, notified their customers that they are conducting a recall involving specific lot codes of their cracker meals and blended bread coatings due to the potential presence of an undeclared allergen which was identified as milk. Use of this product may cause serious or life-threatening allergic reaction in consumers that are sensitive to milk.

This recall is for:

G’s ITEM # PRODUCT DESCRIPTION MANUFACTURER ITEM#
40265 American Crunchy Breaded Pollock, 3 oz 78122
40644 FPI Breaded Flounder Filet, 4 oz 1049318
41738 FPI Coconut Crusted Tilapia, 5.5 oz 1089521
92740 FPI Breaded Cod 02075
40255 Frionor Potato Pollock Wedge, 3.6 oz 53364
40270 Icelandic Pollock Fish Sticks, WG, 1 oz 1089867
41458 Icelandic Guiness Beer Battered Shrimp 10026737
40675 Viking Breaded Haddock Tails, 4 oz 01074
91922 Viking Breaded Cod Scrod Fillet, 8oz 02078
39473 Sea Pride Beer Battered Clam Strips, 4 oz au231


Our Customer Service Department is in the process of contacting customers who have received this product.

Food safety is a paramount concern to Ginsberg’s Foods.

We adhere to the strict Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) protocols to ensure product safety while in our possession. If a recall is issued by a manufacturer affecting our customers, our Recall Policy is implemented immediately, and all pertinent information is communicated to impacted customers by verbal contact as well as being posted here. You can also check www.foodsafety.gov for more information.

Recall background & definitions:

Recalls are actions taken by a firm to remove a product from the market. Recalls may be conducted on a firm’s own initiative, by FDA request, or by FDA order under statutory authority. Class I recall: a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of or exposure to a violative product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class II recall:a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. Examples of products that could fall into this category are a food found to contain botulinal toxin, food with undeclared allergens, a label mix-up on a life saving drug, or a defective artificial heart valve. Class III recall: a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences. Examples might be a container defect (plastic material delaminating or a lid that does not seal); off-taste, color, or leaks in a bottled drink, and lack of English labeling in a retail food. Market withdrawal: occurs when a product has a minor violation that would not be subject to FDA legal action. The firm removes the product from the market or corrects the violation. For example, a product removed from the market due to tampering, without evidence of manufacturing or distribution problems would be a market withdrawal.