Target Is Recalling a Number of Refrigerated Items — Here’s What You Need to Know
Last week, retail giant Target announced a voluntary recall of a large number of refrigerated seafood items after learning that the products may have been marked with an incorrect expiration date. The items included Go Wild products like Cod with Citrus Butter, and Scallops with Bacon and Charred Onion Butter, as well as three different styles of MOWI brand salmon.
In a press release issued last week on the recall, Target notes that upon learning of the discrepancy with expiration dates, it instructed its stores to immediately pull the items from the shelf. Items included in the recall were sold in plastic trays wrapped in clear plastic and are labeled with the following UPC:
- Go Wild Cod with Citrus Butter – 8 ounce; 882694308002
- Go Wild Scallops with Bacon & Charred Onion Butter – 8 ounce; 882694308019
- Go Wild Shrimp with Scampi Butter – 8 ounce; 882694964017
- Go Wild Ahi Tuna with Asian Rub – 10 ounce; 882694305070
- MOWI Fresh Sweet Bourbon Atlantic Salmon Portion – 14 ounce; 819693029478
- MOWI Fresh Skinless Atlantic Salmon – 2 pack/10 ounce; 819693029461
- MOWI Fresh Atlantic Salmon Portion on Cedar Plank – 10 ounce; 819693029485
Though the recall does not include any product currently on the shelves at Target locations across the nation, consumers who may have purchased the listed items at some point between March 5 and March 16 are urged to check their fridges as soon as possible. Customers who may have purchased some of the affected products are encouraged to throw them away and call Target Guest Relations at 1-800-440-0680 for a full refund.
It should also be noted that this recall has nothing to do with the actual safety of the products and only seems to be born out of an abundance of caution on Target’s behalf. More recent recalls, however, have focused on serious health risks — like the Wild Harvest Oyster recall due to salmonella contamination or the Starbucks Frappuccino recall due to possible broken glass in the drinks themselves.
When it comes to food safety though, better safe than sorry. Check that refrigerated seafood you might have gotten at Target recently against the recall list and toss any that matches.
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