J.J. Fuds Dog Food Recall
UPDATE Feb 5, 2014: J.J. Fuds is expanding their recall.
Expanding the recall announced Jan 20, 2014, J.J. Fuds an independent pet food company based in Valparaiso, IN, is now including all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and or Salmonella. The prior recall was only on select lots of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.
Updated Recalled Pet Food Details
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends; Chicken Tender Chunks,
5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345805
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Beef Tender Chunks,
5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345942
10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345757
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Duckling Tender Chunks,
5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345928
10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345737
The recalled products were distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. These products are a frozen raw poultry or beef product.
Pet Food Recall Reason
Listeria 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.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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.
People infected with Salmonella could exhibit 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 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 your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
For more information, read the full FDA release here.