Indiana based pet food manufacturer J.J. Fuds announced the recall of a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria.
According to a press release issued by the FDA, the recall came after the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development conducted routine tests and the results showed positive for Listeria.
Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria infection can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths in pregnant women.
Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to those seen in humans.
At this time there have been no reports of human or pet illness as a result of these products.
The following J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends product(s) are being recalled:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks
All 5 lb. bags
Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14
The product was distributed in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return it to their retailer for a refund and proper disposal.
People who have concerns about whether their pet has symptoms associated with Listeria infection should contact their veterinarian.
For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.
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