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Some Stella & Chewy’s Pet Food Products Recalled for Listeria Risk

Stella & Chewy's chicken dinner pattiesStella & Chewy’s of Milwaukee, WI, is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns about the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall.

As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products nationwide from Lot # 111-15, which includes:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-­Dried Chewy’s  Chicken  Dinner  for  Dogs 15  oz. 186011000045 111-­‐15 4/23/2016 and  4/26/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Chick,  Chick,  Chicken  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000434 111-­‐15 4/29/2016  and  5/3/2016
Carnivore  Crunch  -­‐  Turkey  Recipe 3.25  oz. 186011001103 111-­‐15 5/3/2016  and  5/4/2016
Frozen  Duck  Duck  Goose  Dinner  Morsels  for  Dogs 4  lb. 186011001394 111-­‐15 4/21/2016
Frozen  Chewy’s  Chicken  Dinner  Morsels  for  Dogs 4  lb. 186011001387 111-­‐15 4/21/2016
Frozen  Surf  ‘N  Turf  Dinner  Patties  for  Dogs 6  lb. 186011000533 111-­‐15 4/21/2016
Frozen  Chewy’s  Chicken  Dinner  Patties  for  Dogs 6  lb. 186011000120 111-­‐15 4/21/2016
Frozen  Chewy’s  Chicken  Dinner  Patties  for  Dogs 3  lb. 186011000038 111-­‐15 4/21/2016

While those listed below have not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, the company is also recalling the following products, which may have come into contact with the affected lot:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-­Dried  Tantalizing  Turkey  Meal  Mixers 18  oz. 186011000229 105-­‐15 5/3/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Tantalizing  Turkey  Meal  Mixers 9  oz. 186011000205 105-­‐15 5/3/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Chick,  Chick,  Chicken  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000434 109-­‐15 4/29/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Chick,  Chick,  Chicken  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000434 104-­‐15 4/23/2016
Carnivore  Crunch  -­‐  Chicken  Recipe 3.25  oz. 186011001080 110-­‐15 5/3/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Tantalizing  Turkey  Meal  Mixers 18  oz. 186011000229 113-­‐15 5/3/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Chewy’s  Chicken  Dinners  for  Dogs 15  oz. 186011000045 114-­‐15 4/26/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Tummy  Ticklin’  Turkey  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000663 114-­‐15 5/4/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Tummy  Ticklin’  Turkey  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000663 115-­‐15 5/4/2016
Freeze-­Dried  Salmon  &  Chicken  Dinner  for  Cats 12  oz. 186011000403 107-­‐15 4/23/2016

Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list here.

Consumers should look at the lot numbers and UPC codes printed on the bag to determine if that particular product is subject to the recall. People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, although Listeria can infect many animal species, dogs and cats rarely get listeriosis and they usually don’t show signs of disease.

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