Blue Ridge Beef expands raw pet food recall to more US states

Blue Ridge Beef expands raw pet food recall to more US states

Adapted from a press release:

Blue Ridge Beef expanded the scope of its kitten and puppy raw food recall to include retail outlets located in these states: CT, FL, IA, IL, MA, MD, MI, NC, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TN, VA and WI.

On Dec. 22, 2023, Blue Ridge Beef recalled all lot numbers and used by dates between N24 1124 to N24 1224 of their 2 lb. log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6; 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6 and their 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6 due to contamination of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

On Dec. 15, 2023, the firm was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that one lot of each of the products were sampled and tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. However, the firm is recalling all lots with the used-by dates between N24 1124 to N24 1224.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The products were distributed between 11/14/2023 – 12/20/2023. These products were packaged in clear plastic

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products 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 surfaces exposed to these products.

Affected products:

Kitten Grind – 2lbs. 

UPC: 8 54298 00101 6 

All Lot #/Use By Dates Between: N24 1124 to N24 1224

Kitten Mix – 2lbs

UPC: 8 54298 00243 6

All Lot #/Use By Dates Between: N24 1124 to N24 1224

Puppy Mix – 2lbs.

UPC: 8 54298 00169 6

All Lot #/Use By Dates Between: N24 1124 to N24 1224

About Salmonella and Listeria contamination of pet food

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella and Listeria infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If a pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, owners should contact a veterinarian.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to contact Blue Ridge Beef at [email protected] for a full refund and destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access. Do not sell or donate the recalled products. Do not feed the recalled product to pets or any other animals. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. Always ensure you wash and sanitize your hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food. Consumers with questions may contact Mr. Steven Lea at (704) 880-4500 Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm EST.

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