The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes.
Products currently affected:
Stella and Chewy's Freeze Dried Chicken Patties Dog Food
Lot Number: 111-15
Best By Date: April 23, 2016
The Maryland Department of Agriculture is urging consumers who have unopened bags of this dog food to keep it sealed, away from people and to throw it away.
Those who have opened bags of this dog food are urged to use disposable gloves, place them in double plastic bags, seal it and throw it away.
About Listeria (From FDA Website)
Listeria monocytogenes, a bacteria 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.
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.