Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall

Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has issued a recall two batches of its Vital Essentials raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria.

Affected products currently include:

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties
UPC 33211 00809
Lot # 10930
Best by date 20160210

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets
UPC33211 00904
Lot # 10719
Best by date 12022015

Customers with questions can call the company at 920-370-6542 Monday through Friday 9 AM to 4 PM CT.

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.

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