Smilin ‘Bob’s Smoked Fish Dip, Egg Allergy Recall Alert: FDA

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Some cups of Smilin 'Bob Natural Smoked Fish Dip were mistakenly wrapped with lids from the original smoked fish dip.  The Key West-based company issued a recall on October 22, 2021. This is an example of the cover.

Some cups of Smilin ‘Bob Natural Smoked Fish Dip were mistakenly wrapped with lids from the original smoked fish dip. The Key West-based company issued a recall on October 22, 2021. This is an example of the cover.

United States FDA

Key West Smoked Fish Co. is recall of a supply of his Smiling bob Original Smoked Fish Dip after the South Florida Island chain company learned that some cups of Smilin ‘Bob’s Natural Smoked Fish Dip were mistakenly packaged with lids from the Original Smoked Fish Dip lid.

The names are close. But the ingredients are different.

Why the recall?

“We discovered the problem when one of our retail customers brought to our attention that the cups had a UPC code that did not match that of the ‘original’ fish dip. As a result, the packaging does not list the presence of a possible egg allergen, ”Smilin ‘Bob’s posted on its website and on the US Food & Drug Administration alert issued Thursday.

“Some people who have an extreme allergy or severe sensitivity to eggs could be at risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume this product,” the company said in its recall alert.

No illness has been reported so far.

What you should do

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Some cups of Smilin ‘Bob Natural Smoked Fish Dip were mistakenly wrapped with lids from the original smoked fish dip. The Key West-based company issued a recall on October 22, 2021. This is an example of where you’ll find the expiration date on recalled products. United States FDA

Take a look at the Smilin ‘Bobs packages. The recalled 8-ounce round plastic containers will have a “Best before Use” date imprinted on the side of each container.

This recall only applies to products with an expiration date of December 19, 2021.

Smilin ‘Bob’s said it is working with distributors and retailers to quarantine and recover any mislabeled product that may still be on store shelves. A total of 461 cases were distributed to retailers in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Virginia.

If you purchased the recalled fish dip, return it to the place of purchase. Still have questions ? Call 305-395-8382 during regular business hours.

Egg allergies and flu shots

Not related to the fish dip recall – but may be of interest to people with allergies to eggs – the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reviewed egg allergies and flu shots. Most flu shots and nasal spray flu vaccine are made using egg-based technology, the CDC notes.

“But studies that have examined the use of both the nasal spray vaccine and influenza vaccines in patients with egg allergy and non-egg allergy indicate that severe allergic reactions in people with egg allergies are unlikely. “the CDC said on its website.

A recent CDC study found that the rate of anaphylaxis after all vaccines is 1.31 per one million doses of vaccine given.

This story was originally published 22 October 2021 13:11.

Miami Herald real-time / Breaking News reporter Howard Cohen, winner of the 2017 Media Excellence Awards, has covered pop music, theater, health and fitness, obituaries, city government, and general missions. He began his career in the Features department of the Miami Herald in 1991.
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