Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one of its frozen product due to the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.[View All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]
Company: Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia
- Turkey with bone (no specific brand name)
The recalled products are sold in 2 lb chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:
- Lot #103 mfd12716
- Turkey with bone
- UPC code 854298001887
The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Why recalled? The products were recalled due to the potential to be infected with Listeria monocytogenes.
- The recall is being made voluntarily and with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
- It was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product.
- Consumers showing the ‘Listeria symptoms’ as mentioned below in About Listeria monocytogenes section should immediately contact their health care provider.
What to do?
- If you are still feeding the affected product, you should stop and monitor your pet’s health.
- If you have any concerns or if your pet is showing the signs of listeria as mentioned further down this article you should immediately contact a veterinarian.
- Consumers who bought the product can get a full refund or exchange by taking a proof of purchase back to the retailer.
- Or dispose the products in a safe manner, in a trash with a lid so no other animals can get to it.
- If you have any questions email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Listeria monocytogenes:
- 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.
- Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. If animals get ill with Listeria they will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans.
- People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
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