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FBI launches investigation into how pills made it in a frozen fish dinner

March 11, 2008

The FBI is trying to find out how herbal supplements got into a family's Gorton's frozen fish dinner in Pennsylvania.

The discovery prompted a voluntary recall in 11 states, including Georgia.

A spokeswoman for the FBI in Philadelphia, Jerri Williams, said yesterday agents are attempting to determine whether a crime occurred.

Gorton's says the pills were harmless over-the-counter herbal supplements.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration spokesman, Brad A. Swezey, declined comment on the investigation into what he called "suspected tampering."

The recall was issued after Tracy Rowan, of New Freedom, Pennsylvania, called police February 24th to report both she and her 9 year old daughter discovered the pills in their mouths as they ate dinner.

The frozen fish fillets, purchased at a Giant store in Shrewsbury, were prepared by Rowan's daughter. Rowan says the girl was adamant that she did NOT alter the food.

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