Carnivore Meat Company, LLC is recalling two batches of raw pet treats after the company said they could be contaminated with listeria.
This comes after the FDA reported an independent lab found the bacteria in samples during a recent review. The company has not received any reports of illnesses or death as a result of these products.
The lots involved in this recall are Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best By date 20160210 and Vital Essentials Frozen Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best By date 12022015.
The affected products were distributed in the states of Washington, California, Texas, Georgia, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ohio and Vermont.
Healthy dogs and cats rarely become sick from listeria but if they do, they can have weakened immune systems and sometimes fatal infections. Pets may also experience similar symptoms as humans do when contracting listeria. These symptoms can include fever, muscle aches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, confusion and convulsions.
Consumers who have purchased a bag of the products in question are asked to call 920-370-6542, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. CST. A replacement or full refund will be made. If the package has been opened, consumers are asked to throw out the food in a covered trash can.