Smilin’ Bob’s Voluntarily Recalls Smilin’ Bob’s Smoked Fish Dip Products Because of Possible Health Risk - 6/10/21

Company Announcement Date:

June 07, 2021

FDA Publish Date:

June 08, 2021

Product Type:

Food & Beverages

Reason for Announcement:

Listeria monocytogenes

Company Name:

Smilin’ Bob’s

Brand Name:

Smilin’ Bob’s

Product Description:

Smoked Fish Dip

Smilin’ Bob’s is voluntarily recalling Smilin’ Bob’s Original Smoked Fish Dip and Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural Smoked Fish Dip. This recall is being initiated as a result of the Banner Smoked Fish, Inc. recall of smoked fish due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Smilin’ Bob’s used the recalled smoked fish from Banner Smoked Fish, Inc in the products listed below. The recall is issued only for products listed below.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

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 1,261 cases were distributed to retailers in the states of FL, GA, AL, SC, TN, NC, and VA.


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 dates
Printed on container side
12 Pack
Date of
Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
Fish Dip
8 ounce round
plastic container
Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
878 cases May 24 2021
June 4 2021
Smilin’ Bob’s Key West
Style Original Smoked
Fish Dip
15.5 ounce
plastic container
Aug 03 2021
Aug 10 2021
335 cases May 27 2021
May 25 2021
May 31 2021
Smilin’ Bob’s All Natural
Smoked Fish Dip
8 ounce round
plastic container
Aug 10 2021 48 cases June 4 2021

Smilin’ Bob’s determined to voluntarily recall the products listed after being notified that Banner Smoked Fish. Inc. had expanded its recall.

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 at any time.

This recall is being done with the knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration.


* 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.
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