January 17, 2017 — Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, Georgia, has announced it is voluntarily recalling one lot of its Turkey with Bone raw frozen product due to its potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
What’s Being Recalled?
The affected product is sold in 2 pound chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:
- Blue Ridge Beef Turkey with Bone
- Size: 2 pound chubs
- UPC Code 854298001887
- Lot #103 mfdga12716
Listeria can affect animals eating the product.
And there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.
Where Was It Distributed?
The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
What Caused the Recall?
This recall was initiated as a result of an FDA inspection and sampling of the product. This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased the above lot of Blue Ridge Beef Turkey with Bone raw frozen product are urged to stop feeding the product and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Or dispose of the affected product immediately.
Those with questions can email the company at [email protected]
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.