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Stella & Chewy’s Recalls Four Pet Food Products for Listeria Risk

Stella & Chewy's cat food labelStella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S and 26 cases in Canada).

The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, “Use by 6-25-2016,” during routine surveillance testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products from Lot # 165-15, which includes:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. 186011 001554 165-15 6/25/2016
Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011 001370 165-15 6/25/2016 & 6/26/2016
Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001455 165-15 6/25/2016

While the product listed below has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, the company is also recalling it since it may have come into contact with the affected lot:

Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001448 160-15 7/2/2016
Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats 1.25 lb. 186011 001448 152-15 7/2/2016

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

Consumers should look at the product descriptions, UPCs, lot numbers, and “Use By” dates on each bag for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall. Anyone who has purchased these products is 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.

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