Pet Food Recall of January 2017 By Blue Ridge

Pet Food Recall of January 2017 By Blue Ridge

January 13, 2017 – 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.

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Company:  Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia

Brand: 

  • Turkey with bone (no specific brand name)

Recalled products:

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
  • Georgia
  • Florida

Why recalled? The products were recalled due to the potential to be infected with Listeria monocytogenes.

Notes:

  • 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 blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

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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