Recall dog food as a stern warning issued to pet owners.

Dog and cat owners are being warned after a food company recalled some of its products sold for kittens and dogs.

Pet food company Blue Ridge Beef was alerted by food inspectors to incidents of salmonella and listeria.

The company, which distributes food in 33 states across the U.S., said the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services found the two illnesses during inspections of Caten Grind, Caten Mix and Puppy Fever products.

Inspectors tested “every single product” to find harmful bacteria, which can make both humans and pets sick. “Out of an abundance of caution the firm is recalling all lots with use-by dates between N24 1124 and N24 1224,” Blue Ridge said.

Blue Ridge Beef said the products are being recalled “out of an abundance of caution.” Pet owners who purchased the affected lots can receive a full refund.
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The numbers can be found on silver tabs at the end of the tubes, and were distributed between November 14 and December 20, according to the company.

Blue Ridge Beef has asked consumers to get rid of the product and destroy the food in a way that is inaccessible to children, pets and wildlife. Consumers can contact the Tar Heel State-based company for a full refund if they purchased one of the problematic products.

Newsweek Blue Ridge Beef has been contacted by email for comment. On its website, Blue Ridge Beef says it uses flash-frozen beef with “no additives or preservatives” because “science isn’t better than nature.”

The family-owned business added: “When humans change things from their natural state to increase profits, food is no longer ‘real’. It becomes a man-made imitation.”

The affected items were “sold primarily in retail stores” in Connecticut, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, Maryland and Virginia.

In warning pet owners, Blue Ridge said: “Pets with Salmonella and Listeria infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may have only loss of appetite, fever and abdominal pain. “There will be a reduction in pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets may develop diarrhea. Become a carrier and infect other animals or humans.”

No illnesses have been reported, according to a news release from the company. Posted by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Miss this month. Among many memories Possibly linked to salmonella this year.

Six children and one adult became ill after coming in contact with salmonella earlier this year, according to a joint statement. FDA and the US Centers for Disease Control (CDCStatement in November.

Mid America Pet Food Voluntarily Recalled. All products with a best before date of October 31 of the following year.

Victor Super Premium Dog Foods, Eagle Mountain Pet Food, Wayne Feed Dog Food and Member’s Mark Pet Food “Two Types” were also recalled.

Contamination of Blue Ridge beef is not the same as the salmonella outbreak that caused the recall on Oct. 27 of this year. The FDA notified Blue Ridge Beef that its Breeders’ Choice 2lb, distributed between August 9 and August 25, tested positive.