Report: Harmless pills found in fish fillets

March 10, 2008 1:50:33 PM PDT
A company says pills found inside a Pennsylvania family's fish fillets last month were harmless over-the-counter herbal supplements.

Gorton's Inc. spokesman Jud Reis says the incident remains an isolated case and federal authorities continue their investigation.

Test results indicated that the pills a Shrewsbury woman reported finding as she and her daughter ate Gorton's fish fillets pose no risk to people. The woman and her children sought medical attention but weren't sickened.

As a precaution, the Gloucester, Mass.-based company recalled about 1,000 cases of its 6 Crispy Battered Fish Fillets in 11 states. Reis said the voluntary recall's harmed the company's business, but it's hard to say how much.

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