Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Frozen Products Due to Potential Salmonella, Listeria Contamination
Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two of its frozen products due to potential Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
The affected products are sold in 2-pound chubs have the following manufacturing codes:
Beef for Dogs — Lot #mfd ga8516 — UPC code 8542980011009
Kitten Grind — Lot #mfd ga81216 — UPC code 854298001016
The affected products were distributed to retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Arizona and Texas.
This recall was initiated after the US Food and Drug Administration received two complaints associated with these products, including one complaint of two kitten illnesses and one complaint of a puppy death. Subsequent testing by the FDA of a 2-pound chub of beef for dogs and kitten grind collected at a veterinary office revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product.
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of beef for dogs or kitten grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at firstname.lastname@example.org