Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Frozen Turkey Dog Food Due to Possible Listeria
Blue Ridge Beef is recalling its frozen, raw turkey pet food from retailers in four states because of possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
“This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product,” according to the company’s recall notice posted on the Food and Drug Administration’s website.
“Listeria can affect animals eating the product and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.”
The only Blue Ridge Beef product implicated in the recall is the company’s 2-pound chub of “turkey with bone.” Consumers can identify the recalled chubs by looking for the following manufacturing codes on the label:
UPC number 854298001887
The Eatonton, Ga., Blue Ridge Beef production plant distributed the recalled frozen turkey dog food to retailers in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs 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,” according to the recall notice.