Metal fragments in brownies and large bones in fish sandwiches cause H-E-B and Gorton’s recalls

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Recalled brownies might have metal fragments in them -Steven Cordes/Unsplash

If you recently purchased12-oz containers of Two-Bite Brownies or the Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites party tray from H-E-B, stop eating them.

The US Foods and Drug Administration (FDA) advises you to return the items to the store for a full refund.

The brownies, also distributed at Joe V’s Smart Shop stores in Texas and Mexico, “may contain metal fragments,” according to the FDA.

It states, “All products related to this recall have been removed from store shelves. H-E-B made the decision to issue a recall upon an investigation of two consumer complaints. As soon as we confirm that the product meets our high quality and safety standards, H-E-B will have the products back on shelves.”

The Universal Product Code (UPC) for the Two-Bite Brownies is 4122010951, and for the Simply Delicious Cookies with Brownie Bites party tray, it’s 4122048898.

Gorton Seafood recall

Gorton’s recall is small. But if you have their 18.3-oz Fish Sandwich-100% Whole Fillets in your freezer, you’ll want to know about it. This recall is “due to the isolated and unusual potential presence of large and/or sharp bone fragments,” according to the FDA.

“Consumption of this recalled product may pose a choking hazard or other physical injury,” the FDA warns.

The package identifiers are:

  • UPC: 0 44400 15440 6
  • Date Code: 2060F2
  • Time Range: 15:30-17:30
  • Best if used by: August 23, 2023

It affects specified grocery stores and supermarkets in New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, and US Military Commissaries in North Carolina, Virginia, and Puerto Rico. Texas is not on the list.

Who to contact?

The FDA provides photos of the packages of recalled brownies and fish sandwiches.

You can call H-E-B Customer Service at 1-855-432-4438 if you have questions (8 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST, Monday–Friday).

Regarding concerns about the seafood recall, contact Gorton’s at 1-888-573-5982 (8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST, Monday–Friday).

Retailers were instructed to remove the products from their shelves. Because of potential hazards, the FDA also recommends that you remove them from your home.

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