Smilin’ Bob’s is recalling Smilin’ Bob’s Original Smoked Fish Dip and Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural Smoked Fish Dip. This recall was initiated as a result of the Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recall of smoked fish because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
A total of 1,261 cases of Smilin’ Bob’s recalled products were distributed to retailers in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, North Carolina and Virginia, according t the company’s recall notice.
Smilin’ Bob’s used the recalled smoked fish from Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. in the products listed below.
The recall products:
As of the posting of this recall, no illnesses have been reported.
Smilin’ Bob’s is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any impacted product remaining on store shelves.
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.
About Listeria infections
Food contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes may not look or smell spoiled but can still cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections. Anyone who has eaten any recalled smoked fish and developed symptoms of Listeria infection should seek medical treatment and tell their doctors about the possible Listeria exposure.
Also, anyone who has eaten any of the recalled products should monitor themselves for symptoms during the coming weeks because it can take up to 70 days after exposure to Listeria for symptoms of listeriosis to develop.
Symptoms of Listeria infection can include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache, and neck stiffness. Specific laboratory tests are required to diagnose Listeria infections, which can mimic other illnesses.
Pregnant women, the elderly, young children, and people such as cancer patients who have weakened immune systems are particularly at risk of serious illnesses, life-threatening infections, and other complications. Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, their infections can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn, or even stillbirth.
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