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Vital Essentials Raw Frozen Dog Food Recall

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 http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
  • 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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