FDA Warns Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Due to Salmonella, Listeria monocytogenes

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PetMD Editorial
Published: August 16, 2019

Company: Texas Tripe Inc.

Brand Name: Texas Tripe

FDA Issue Date: 8/15/2019

Reason for Warning

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food after samples from some of the lots listed below tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). 

FDA is issuing this alert because these lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food represent a serious threat to human and animal health. Because these products are sold and stored frozen, FDA is concerned that people may still have them in their possession.

Affected Products

The affected Texas Tripe Inc. products are sold frozen in 20-pound and 40-pound cases. These cases contain multiple plastic pouches. 

According to the firm, affected products have been sold directly to consumers in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia. 

The FDA warns against feeding the following products:

  • Texas Tripe Ground Turkey Necks

  • Texas Tripe Chicken Tripe Complete

  • Texas Tripe Ground Chicken w/ Bone

  • Texas Tripe Shepherd's Blend

  • Texas Tripe Chicken/Pork/Salmon with Egg

  • Texas Tripe Chicken Blend

  • Texas Tripe Green Tripe

  • Texas Tripe Phat Katz

  • Texas Tripe Senior Pro

  • Texas Tripe All-Star Bully Blend

  • Texas Tripe Beef Blend

  • Texas Tripe Duck-Rabbit

  • Texas Tripe Goat Tripe Complete

  • Texas Tripe Boneless Chicken Blend

  • Texas Tripe Turkey Pork Blend

  • Texas Tripe Beef Tripe and Ground Rabbit

  • Texas Tripe Boneless Beef Blend

  • Texas Tripe Coarse Ground Beef with Bone

  • Texas Tripe Wolf Run Plus

  • Texas Tripe Turkey Blend

  • Texas Tripe Pork Blend

  • Texas Tripe Beginners Choice

  • Texas Tripe Wolf Run

The affected lot numbers for each of the products are: 19148, 19149, 19150, 19151, 19152, 19153, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19159, 19160, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19166, 19167, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19173, 19174, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19180, 19181, 19182 

What to Do

Lot codes to help identify affected product are printed on the outside of the cases, but the lot codes are not printed on the individual sealed plastic pouches, also known as chubs. Therefore, if the case has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual chubs that allow customers to determine that they possess the affected products.

If you have any of the product varieties listed and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, FDA recommends that you exercise caution and throw the product away.

Consumers who have had this product in their homes should clean refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the recalled product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.

Source: FDA