Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall Alert

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vital essentials dog foodOn July 8, 2015, the Carnivore Meat Company announced that it is recalling select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.


The effected foods are for the specific products and lots below:

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015


The “Best By” date code and lot number is located on the back of the package. The affected products were distributed in the states of WA, CA, TX, GA, IL, CO, NM, FL, PA, RI, OH and VT.


According to the FDA announcement, “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.”


Consumers who have purchased a recalled product are instructed to throw the product away and notify the store where the food was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Vital Essentials at 920-370-6542 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CST Monday through Friday.


The full FDA press release is Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall.

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  1. I wonder if summer has something to do with all the sudden food recalls. I saw on Facebook yesterday I and Love and You has a product recall too.
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  2. I always dread seeing a recall. Thanks for sharing!
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  3. Thanks for the info.
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  4. Do you trust a brand after they have been recalled in the past? Since preparing for our new puppy we have been doing a lot of research and many brands have had recalls at some point so I’m just curious on your opinion,
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  5. Never heard of them but thanks for letting us know about the recall.
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