A pet food company has recalled several of its products in states around the East Coast, including Pennsylvania.
According to the FDA, Blue Ridge Beef voluntarily recalled two-pound logs of its Caten Grind, Caten Mix and Puppy Mix pet foods due to contamination with Salmonella and Listeria. The lot numbers of the three recalled products are N24 1114 to N24 1224. Lot numbers are found on silver tabs at the end of the tube.
The recalled products were sold primarily at retail stores in seven states near the East Coast: Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
The FDA says the contamination poses risks to both pet food and humans who handle it.
The company was notified by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services that multiple samples of each product were taken and tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria.
Pets with salmonella and listeria infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may experience loss of appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If your pet has ingested the recalled product and shows these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
People should monitor for symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal pain and fever. If you have handled any of the recalled products and are experiencing these symptoms, contact your healthcare provider.
The FDA says no illnesses have been reported so far.
Anyone who has purchased these products is urged to contact Blue Ridge Beef via email. firstname.lastname@example.org To get a refund.
The product must be disposed of in a manner that is inaccessible to children, pets or wildlife. It should not be resold or donated. Any containers containing products should be sanitized.
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