FDA RECALL: Dog Treats

Lots of the Carnivore Vital Essentials pet food treats have been recalled due to listeria monocytogene contamination. Carnivore Meat Company, LLC of Green Bay, Wisconsin has issued the recall for the
following products, distributed in Washington, California, Texas, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ohio and Vermont.

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties
UPC 33211 00809
Lot # 10930
Best by date 2016/02/10

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets
UPC 33211 00904
Lot # 10719
Best by date 12/02/2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Carnivore Meat Company, LLC is recalling select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria monocytogenes.

In HUMANS, however, Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. 

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.
If an animal becomes ill with Listeria, it will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People with concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase.

If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in samples during a recent review. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.

Dog Treat Recall: Carnivore Vital Essentials
Carnivore Meat Company, LLC voluntarily recalls batches of their raw pet treats due to possible listeria contamination.

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Dog Treat Recall: Carnivore Vital Essentials
Carnivore Meat Company, LLC
Voluntarily Issues a Recall
Two Batches of Raw Pet Treats

Consumer  (920) 370-6542

Source: FDA Government Safety Recalls