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Vital Essentials Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall

Carnivore Meat Company is voluntarily recalling two batches of Vital Essentials raw frozen dog food due to possible Listeria bacteria contamination.

[All Recalls In Reverse Chronological Order]

Company: Carnivore Meat Company.




  • Vital Essentials Raw Frozen Tripe Patties.
  • Vital Essentials Raw Frozen Tripe Niblets.

Recalled products:

  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties
    Lot # 10930
    UPC 33211 00809
    Best by date 20160210
  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets
    Lot # 10719
    UPC 33211 00904
    Best by date 12022015

Why recalled? potential to be contaminated with Listeria.


  • No other products manufactured by Carnivore Meat Company is included in this recall.
  • The lot numbers and ‘Best By’ date code are located on the back of each package.
  • The company was notified by FDA after the product tested positive for Listeria during a routine check.
  • The following states is where the recalled products was distributed:-
  1. California
  2. Colorado
  3. Florida
  4. Georgia
  5. Illinois
  6. New Mexico
  7. Ohio
  8. Pennsylvania
  9. Rhode Island
  10. Texas
  11. Vermont
  12. Washington

What to do?

  • Discontinue feeding your pet the recalled product.
  • The remaining open package must be disposed in safe manner in a trash where people/ animals in your household cannot get to it.
  • Consumers who have purchased the affected products can call 920-370-6542 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM CT so that a customer representative can help you get a full refund or replacement from your place of purchase.
  • If you are a U.S. citizen, you can complain about FDA-regulated pet food by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Alternatively, you can also go to
  • If you are a Canadian citizen, you can file a health or safety incidents report related to the use of this recalled product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

About Listeria:

  • Listeria 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 very rarely become sick from Listeria. Animals ill with Listeria 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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