Yet another dog food company is voluntarily recalling select lots of their raw food. This time it’s due to the possibility of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
What Pet Parents Need To Know About This Recall
Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling their BRD Complete raw pet food after FDA officials collected samples that tested positive for both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. While no illnesses have been reported at this time, Blue Ridge Beef executives decided to issue a recall notice for safety reasons.
The affected food is sold in frozen two-pound chubs and marked with the following:
- Name: BRB Complete
- Lot #: GA0131
- Manufacturing date: 01/31/2018
The recalled food was sold in the following states:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Feed This Food?
If you feed this recalled food, you are urged to stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have any questions or concerns, you can email the company at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Little About Salmonella & Listeria
Salmonella – Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can affect animals who eat contaminated foods and humans who either eat or handle contaminated foods. Pets with Salmonella infections may experience the following symptoms: Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, lethargy, and decreased appetite.
Listeria – There is a risk to dogs who eat listeria-contaminated foods, as well as humans handling contaminated foods (especially if someone doesn’t wash their hands after handling). If you have this food, watch out for the following symptoms: Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, fever, and lethargy.
According to PetPlace:
Due to the infrequent diagnosis in dogs, the incubation period of Listeria is unknown. In humans, it can take as little as 2 to 3 days from the time you are exposed to Listeria to show to as long as 2 months (70 days). The same is believed to be true in dogs.