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Gorton's Recalls Frozen Fish Due to Pills Found in Woman's Dinner

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Gorton’s Inc. is recalling around 1,000 cases of Gorton’s Crispy Battered Frozen Fish after a woman found pills in the fish she had cooked for dinner. After the company confirmed the Pennsylvania woman’s claims the company decided to recall the products as a precaution until tests determine the nature of the pills.

Tracy Rowan, of New Freedom, called police after she bit into one of the pills Sunday about the same time her daughter realized one was in her fish, too. On Friday, Reis said the material was some sort of pill, not compressed batter or bread crumbs as suspected. She described them as beige and aspirin-sized.

Rowan and her two children were examined at the emergency room and were deemed healthy; so far none of them have become ill. The company has not received any reports of illness from other consumers also.

Rowan’s 9-year-old daughter cooked and served the food, and they had eaten more than half of their fillets when they encountered the pills. Her 10-year-old son reported tasting something bitter and spit it out, but it’s unclear whether that also was a pill, she said.

The daughter stated that she did not add anything to the fillets and the pills that were found did not match any medication in Rowan’s home.

The recall is for Gorton’s 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets, 11.4 ounces. The UPC Code is No. 44400157770, with a date code of 7289G1 and best-if-used-by date of April 2009. The fish was sold in ten states: Alabama, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.