Stella & Chewy’s has announced a recall of five raw frozen dog and cat food products after being notified by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that they issued a stop sale order after detecting the presence of Listeria monocytogenes. This is not the first time Stella & Chewy’s has had trouble with Listeria. They also recalled several of their freeze-dried pet food products in July of 2015.
This recall was prompted when a routine test came back positive for Listeria in Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, and use by date of 6/25/2016.
As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is recalling all products from lot #165-15 as well as two additional products that may have come in contact with the affected lot.
The following raw frozen pet food products are included in the recall:
- · Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 8.5 oz., UPC 186011 001554, lot #165-15, use by date 6/25/2016
- · Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 4 lb., UPC 186011 001370, lot #165-15, use by date 6/25/2016 and 6/26/2016
- · Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats, 1.25 lb., UPC 186011 001455, lot #165-15, use by date 6/25/2016
- · Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats, 1.25 lb., UPC 186011 001448, lot #160-15, use by date 7/2/2016
- · Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats, 1.25 lb., UPC 186011 001448, lot #152-15, use by date 7/2/2016
The recall impacts a total of 990 cases, 964 in the U.S and 26 in Canada.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which causes a foodborne illness known as Listeriosis. Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, the elderly and those with weakened immune systems. Symptoms of Listeriosis in people include high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, confusion and diarrhea. It can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. People who are experiencing the symptoms of Listeria infection after handling any of the recalled products should seek medical attention.
Healthy dogs and cats rarely become sick from Listeria. When they do, their symptoms are similar to the ones listed above for humans. If your pet has consumed any of the recalled products and develops these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Customers who have any of recalled products should stop feeding them to their pets and either safely dispose of them or return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Questions may be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.