Smilin’ Bob’s Issues Allergy Alert On Undeclared Egg In Smilin’ Bob’s Smoked Fish Dip Products - 10/26/21
Company Announcement Date:
October 21, 2021
FDA Publish Date:
October 21, 2021
Food & Beverages
Reason for Announcement:
Undeclared egg allergen
Smoked Fish Dip
Smilin’ Bob’s is initiating a voluntary recall because a limited amount of Smilin’ Bob’s Original Smoked Fish Dip was mistakenly packed in Smilin’ Bob’s Natural Smoked Fish Dip cups with a Original Smoked Fish Dip lid. We discovered the issue when one of our retail customers brought to our attention that cups had a UPC code that did not match that for the “original” fish dip. As a result, the packaging does not list the presence of a possible egg allergen. Some people who have an extreme allergy or severe sensitivity to egg could run the risk of a serious or life threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
Smilin’ Bob’s is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves. A total of 461 cases were distributed to retailers in the states of FL, GA, AL, SC, TN, NC, and VA.
HOW TO IDENTIFY THE RECALLED PRODUCT:
The containers have the “Best If Use By” dates stated below printed on the side of each container and the lot number stated for each product on the side or the lid (see attached pictures). This recall applies only to the products with the “Best If Use By” dates stated below.
|Product||Size||Best if Used By Date
Printed on Container Side
|12 pk Case||Date of Distribution|
|Smilin’ Bob’s Key West Style Original Smoked Fish Dip||8oz round plastic container||Dec 19, 2021||461 cases||10/8/21
Product safety and consumer confidence is of utmost importance to Smilin’ Bob’s and its customers. Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products listed above are urged to immediately return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may call 305-395-8382 during normal business hours.
* We believe that none of the product being recalled were processed or offered through the national office
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
About Feeding America Recall Notices
The Feeding America national office issues notifications of all national Class I and II recalls–those involving a health hazard situation in which there is reasonable probability that eating the food will cause health problems or death–and other recalls that may affect the safety of food supplied to network members.
The national office strongly encourages all member product solicitors, operations managers, and others involved in food and grocery distribution to regularly consult resources provided by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) at http://www.fda.gov/opacom/7alerts.html, and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) at http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fsis_Recalls/index.asp. Additionally, members can often receive information on national, state, and local recalls by contacting their local health departments.
Feeding America National Office
35 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 2000
Chicago, IL 60601