Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two of its frozen products due to potential contamination with salmonella and/or listeria. The recall includes Beef for Dogs and Kitten Grind and are sold in 2-pound chubs.
Both salmonella and listeria can adversely affect pets who eat the product and their owners who do not thoroughly wash their hands (or surfaces) after coming into contact with the affected product. (Infected humans will have some – or all – of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.)
The recalled frozen products were distributed to retail stores in these states: Arizona, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and TX.
Why the Recall
The recall was initiated after the FDA received two complaints associated with these products; one involved the illnesses of two kittens and the other complaint involved a puppy death.
What to Do Next
Consumers are encouraged to immediately stop feeding these products, properly dispose of them or return them to their retailer for a full refund. Consumers can also email the company at BlueRidgeBeefGA@yahoo.com.
To learn more about this recall, the affected Lot and UPC Codes, go to: http://tinyurl.com/hvyd27w.