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Despite FDA’s listeria concerns, company refuses to recall fish products

Sometimes companies decide they want to do their own thing, in spite of the fact that they might be putting the health of their customers and employees at risk. That’s exactly what Felix Custom Smoking has done. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has recommended that Felix recall a number of their products due to listeria monocytogenes concerns. Felix is refusing to do so, and they’re continuing to produce the same products.


FDA Recommended Products to Recall:

Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild King Salmon

Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild Sockeye Salmon

Felix Northwest Blend Smoked Wild Tuna

Felix Pepper Smoked Wild Mixed Salmon Jerky

Felix Wild Keta Teriyaki Smoked Salmon Jerky


On July, 19, 2021, during a routine inspection, the FDA detected listeria monocytogenes. Further testing was needed, and that testing is still ongoing. Despite the FDA’s Listeria findings and recommendation, Felix is refusing to recall the products.

Listeria monocytogenes as we’ve written before can lead to listeriosis. Listeriosis often isn’t dangerous for the young and healthy. It’s a different story though for those with weakened immune systems, the elderly, children, and pregnant mothers. These individuals can experience serious illness, and there have been cases of infections in newborns and even stillborn babies.

The FDA is recommending consumers not purchase any products from Felix Custom Smoking. The same goes for retailers and distributors. If you’ve purchased any of the recommended products for recall, you should discard them.

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