Listeria bacteria was found in Stella&Chewy’s pet food product stocks, prompting a voluntary recall of some products that have been affected.
The first recall was issued on July 2nd when Stella&Chewy’s observed Listeria in the chicken patties destined for dogs. The pet food product is registered under batch number 111-15, featuring a use-by date of April 23, 2016.
This batch of chicken patties for dogs was the first to be tested for Listeria and was found to be infected with the Listeria monocytogenes.
Due to this finding, other pet food batches were tested for the bacteria. The website of Stella&Chewy’s listed a complete updated list including all pet food products that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. The products were tested by Maryland’s Department of Agriculture.
These include pet food products for both cats and dogs. An official statement of Stella&Chewy reads:
“The health and safety of our customers and their pets is always of the utmost importance to us. We are accountable for everything we make and highly committed to the quality and integrity of our products. We are working with the FDA to further investigate and quickly address the situation”.
If you take to the Stella&Chewy website you will find a complete list of pet food products that are the subject of the recall. The list features all necessary details like UPC codes, dates, as well as lot numbers. A few of the products are:
- Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe
- Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe
- Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs
- Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats
- Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers
- Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats
- Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats
- Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs
- Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs
- Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs
In both humans and dogs and cats, Listeria causes similar symptoms. Some of the most common include strong headaches and nausea. For children as well as the elderly, untreated Listeria infection can be deadly. The same applies for the cats and dogs.
If you are a customer of Stella&Chewy and observe that you have purchased any of the pet food products that are part of the recall list, do not feed it to the pets.
Stella&Chewy offer a full refund for the returned products. In case the cat or dog already ate the Listeria infected food, a visit to the veterinarian is highly recommended.
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