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Recall: Blue Ridge Beef 2-Pound Frozen Turkey Chubs


Original Publish Date: January 18, 2017

The following is an announcement posted on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website and confirmed by Pet Age with Blue Ridge Beef‘s owner Dean Lea:

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

The affected products are sold in 2-pound chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

Lot #103 mfd12716
Turkey with bone
UPC code 854298001887

 

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Georgia
  • Florida

About Listeria

Listeria can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider. Consumers should also follow the simple handling tips on the package.

What caused the recall:

This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What to do:

Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

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