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Pet food recall – Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties


nws-rcll-carnivore-dog-foodCarnivore Meat Company, LLC, a pet food manufacturer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, issued a voluntary recall of some lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties because they may be contaminated with listeria, a bacteria that causes some serious health concerns.

Here are the voluntary recall lot numbers:

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 numbers are on the back of the package. The tainted products were distributed in WA, CA, TX, GA, IL, CO, NM, FL, PA, RI, OH and VT.

Human Concerns:

Listeria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease for children, frail or elderly people, people with compromised immune systems. Healthy adults may only present with short-term symptoms, like a high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain or diarrhea.

Animals display similar symptoms to humans with listeria. If you think your dog may have been exposed, take it to the vet as soon as possible for a diagnosis.

Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties with a “Best By” date code of 20160210, or Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets with a “Best By” date code of 12022015, the manufacturer asks that you call them at 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST for a refund.

If you have an opened bag, be sure to dispose of it in a way that no wild animals can get to it in your trash.