I was going to do my regular Saturday post of reviews, but decided this recall should take precedence.
I love the Kirkland Signature tilapia loins, and I’m sure a lot of others do too, so I wanted to make sure everyone who might have some in their freezer was aware of the recent voluntary recall of the product. On August 30, 2013 Regal Springs, the producers of the Kirkland Signature Frozen Tilapia Loins, initiated a voluntary recall as a result of a Costco customer finding two pieces of glass in their tilapia; it is unclear if the glass was just in the bag or actually in the fish. So far no one has reported any injuries as a result of the possible glass contamination but it is better to be safe than sorry, thus the recall.
The recalled product is the 2.5 pound bag of frozen tilapia loins sold under the Kirkland Signature brand with the date code BEST IF USED BY MAY 20, 2014 and Costco item number 417370 and lot numbers of 46964 and 47045.
All of the affected bags were shipped to Costco the first few days in April 2013 and probably sold around that same time period. I know that Costco is quite good about sending out letters and using the automated calls to alert people of safety recalls such as this, so if you purchased the recalled product you might have already been contacted by Costco. However, I wanted to make sure that people knew as soon as possible about the recall because glass in food is quite bad and could easily hide in a piece of fish and no one wants to swallow glass.
So, if you have a bag of the KS tilapia loins that you may have purchased since early April, please check your bag to see if they are part of the recall. If you have the product, obviously, DO NOT eat it, even if it looks okay. Return it to Costco for a refund or phone your local warehouse for more information.