Vital Essentials Dog Food Recall Alert
On 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.