Labeling Error Leads to Seafood Recall

A breakdown in the company's quality control process is to blame.

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Rusty’s Seafood Market of Lorida, Florida, is recalling all five of its Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips due to the presence of undeclared allergens. People who have allergies to fish (mahi, salmon, whiting, pollock, threadfin bream), crustacean shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp), wheat, eggs, soy or milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.

The recalled Captain Rusty’s Seafood Dips were distributed throughout southern Florida via distributors and retail markets. The products comes in  7 and 16-ounce, clear plastic containers, as well as a 6-pound white plastic bucket. There have been no confirmed illnesses reported to date.

The recall was initiated after the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) determined, during routine inspection, that the product containing allergens was distributed in packaging that did not identify the presence of said allergens. Subsequent investigation indicated the problem was caused by a breakdown in the company’s labeling process.

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