J.J. Fuds Inc. of Valparaiso, IN, is expanding the firm’s recent recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and/or Salmonella. The recalled products were distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.
|The recalled products are as follows:|
|J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends; Chicken Tender Chunks,|
|5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345935 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
|10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345805 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
|J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Beef Tender Chunks,|
|5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345942 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
|10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345757 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
|J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends: Duckling Tender Chunks,|
|5 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345928 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
|10 lb. bags, Product UPC Number: 654592-345737 Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All|
The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products. J.J. Fuds will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased. Not all products tested positive, but J.J. Fuds stated that the company was issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement. The recalled products should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return it to the retailer for a refund and proper disposal. For further information or questions regarding this recall, contact the company at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. Listeria and Salmonella bacteria 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. Animals ill with Listeria or Salmonella will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria or Salmonella should contact their veterinarian.