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Dog Food Recall – J.J. Fuds Raw Pet Food

Please read on about this recall of the food which may contain Listeria Monocytogenes:

January 23, 2015 — J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is recalling a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

J J Fuds Recall Product LabelThe following product has been recalled:

  • J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks
  • All 5 lb. bags
  • UPC #: 654592-345935
  • Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The product can be identified by the batch code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label.

This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The recalled product was distributed regionally to wholesale and retail customers in the following states:

  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

About Listeria

Listeria is a bacteria that 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.

JJ Fuds Dog Food Recall Case Label

What Caused the Recall?

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes.

The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products.

The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves.

The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.

Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, consumers are asked to contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-435-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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FDA Finds Harmful Bacteria In Some Raw Pet Food Samples

This is a short post today.  I will link to the article.  It is an interesting read.  Take the time to read and comment on the article on the site if you wish.  Draw your own conclusions and see where you stand with this issue.

Here is the article.

Consumer Alert For Two Foods – Bravo! Raw Food/Steve’s Real Food

It is not a recall, but more of an alert issued for two foods.  Please read to see if your food has been affected:

March 12, 2013 – The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is alerting consumers to avoid feeding or handling two brands of poultry-based raw pet food after the MDA laboratory discovered Salmonella bacteria in routine sample tests.

Bravo! Raw Food Diet

One of the affected products include Bravo! Raw Food Diet 2 lb. Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats manufactured by Bravo!, LLC, of Manchester, Connecticut.

Bravo! Chicken Blend Raw Dog FoodThis is a frozen pet food product with the production code of 06/14/12, which is located on the white tag on the end of the package.

This advisory is for the 2 lb. size of Bravo! Chicken Blend with the “Best Used by Date” of 6/12/14 only.

No other products, sizes, or production dates are involved.

For further information, consumers are invited to contact the company at 866-922-9222.

Steve’s Real Food

The other affected product includes Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties, manufactured by Steve’s Real Food, Inc., of Murray, Utah.

Steve's Real Food TurduckenThis is a frozen pet food product with the “Use By Date” code of 10/27/13 B209, which is located on the lower front panel of package.

For further information, contact the company at 801-540-8481 or gary@stevesrealfood.com.

There are no reports of human or animal illnesses associated with consumption of these products.

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated products.

People handling contaminated raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed this product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Human symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramps and fever. Symptoms usually begin within 12 to 72 hours after exposure, but can begin up to a week after exposure.

Salmonella infections usually resolve in 5-7 days, but approximately 20 percent of cases require hospitalization.

In rare cases, Salmonella infection can lead to death, particularly in the elderly or those with weakened immune systems.

Anyone who has become ill after handling this product should see their health care provider.

What to Do?

Consumers are asked to discard any of these products they may have.

You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

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