Stella and Chewy’s Dog Food Alert

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stella and chewy'sOn July 2, 2015, the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) announced on its website that they have issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23, 2016.


Listeria is dangerous to dogs and it can be deadly to humans, particularly small children, the elderly and people with auto immune disorders. The MDA advises consumers who have unopened bags of this dog food to keep it sealed and to throw it away. For those who have opened bags, the MDA recommends the use of disposable gloves to place the bag in a doubled up plastic bag before sealing and discarding in the trash. Although not explicitly said, the food should be discarded in the outdoor trash containers and out of the home altogether.


According to the press release, the listeria was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is undertaking a surveillance of raw pet food.   The MDA press release is MDA Stella and Chewy’s Stop Sale.


The Stella and Chewy’s website has yet to post any update, although searching on their site by the lot number yields a clear report for Salmonella and e.Coli, Stella and Chewy’s lot 111-15.

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  1. Oh wow! That’s scary! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. I hope no one became sick and had to see the vet…. thanks for sending out an sos to all :o)
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  3. I received an alert regarding the stop sale of their freeze dried chicken as well…what a bummer, as I had just become interested in the company!
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  4. gads, thank you for sharing this.
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  5. So sorry to hear this. Will share so the word can get around.
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  6. Yikes! Listeria is very deadly, thanks for sharing the PSA. Paws crossed no one gets sick.
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  7. I dehydrate chicken breasts and salmon for dog treats. Too many recalls on these treats and also, some dogs have problems with the gycol ingredients that are not digestible in other dog treats. You can get a very cheap dehydrator at Goodwill or Yardsales , Habitat for Humanity, etc. There seems to be so many recalls and I really appreciate you posting them. TY!

  8. Wow, Stella & Chewy’s. Seems no one is immune from these types of incidents. I hope no one got sick and thanks so much for sharing. Will share, too.
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  9. Thank you for sharing this news. It shows that any company can run into contamination problems. I hope it’s only the chicken patties with Listeria; we have an open bag of venison patties. Will share.
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  10. When is this ever going to end? Thankfully, we have stayed clear of it since the first really big recall like three years ago.
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  11. Wow! Thanks for sharing this information. I have a bag of the turkey on my kitchen counter…well, in the garbage now. I am not taking a chance.
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