J. J. Fuds Raw Pet Food Recall


January 23, 2015 — J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is recalling a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

J J Fuds Recall Product LabelThe following product has been recalled:

  • J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks
  • All 5 lb. bags
  • UPC #: 654592-345935
  • Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The product can be identified by the batch 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.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The recalled product was distributed regionally to wholesale and retail customers in the following states:

  • Indiana
  • Illinois
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Wisconsin

About Listeria

Listeria is a bacteria that 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 will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans.

People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.

JJ Fuds Dog Food Recall Case Label

What Caused the Recall?

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.

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, Inc. 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.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.

Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return it to the selling retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, consumers are asked to contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-432-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.

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.

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  • Erin Simpson

    Recall has been expanded to include beef as well. It will be announced soon…

  • DogFoodie

    I don’t know who told you to put it here specifically, but it would make more sense to put it in the Pedigree thread that I linked to above. After today, someone searching the Pedigree thread will not see your posts, because they’re here.

    I was just trying to help so your post would be seen by Pedigree users. It seemed logical to me; but, post away.

  • dog lover

    I know it is…I was told to post it there….just followed what I was told to do to get the message out there

  • eq620

    You are so right. I wouldn’t feed my dogs Pedigree if it was free. My husband cooks for our dogs. They get brown rice, ground turkey, veges and a minute amount of kibble, but NOT Pedigree.

  • Dog_Obsessed
  • DogFoodie

    Here’s the DFA Pedigree product review page: http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-reviews/pedigree-dog-food-dry/

    The page you’re posting on is for a new recall, issued yesterday, for raw dog food.

  • dog lover

    the girl tried….until they check it out on Monday – Pedigree won’t do a thing. Could even be longer….meantime other dogs may get this food so wanted to get it out. i emailed Dog Food Advisor to see what to do and they said post in the blog so at least the word gets out until they get an official warning from Pedigree

  • DogFoodie

    J.J. Fuds chicken contains ingredients other than chicken plus vitamins / minerals and comes in frozen portions.

  • DogFoodie

    You should post this in the Pedigree thread rather than under a new recall notice for raw food.

  • Christine Daley

    I do not mean to be insulting but Pedigree dog food is bottom of the barrel. Loaded with by products which are the scraps of the slaughter house and lots of other crap. If you love your dog do not feed any foods that can be purchased in super markets or the dollar store!! Dog lovers do not do this!! Read the label!! Yuk!!

  • Crazy4cats

    Thanks for the warning. I hope no dogs get hurt.

  • dog lover

    picture didn’t post…top circle is the plastic. smaller circles are plastic in the actual kibble.
    please share

  • dog lover

    I just got this from someone on Pedigree dog food…..you may want to do a post

    I wanted to hurry and share this because I know lots of pet owners are on this page daily! I just brought home a 15 lb bag of adult Pedigree dog food from the Umatilla Dollar General which arrived on their truck Wednesday so any bag of the same type will likely have this same issue! CHECK YOUR PEDIGREE FOOD NOW! As I poured the food into my dogs bowl I noticed something shiny sticking up in a piece of food so I picked it up and found PLASTIC STRING like fishing line actually baked in to the dog food! I started going through the bowl and found numerous pieces all cut about the same length some sticking out farther then others which means whatever it is from the string was inside the food before the pieces were cut and formed! I notified the store and tried to call Pedigree BUT they are not open again until MONDAY! So I shared this info to my personal page and posted to the Pedigree Facebook page which I am sure they won’t approve to be seen by the public. Please if this post let’s you share please do. Hopefully it is a accident and not a trend in other bags all over the place! Better to be safe then sorry! I pulled one out of the first piece and that is the plastic piece shown and circled alone in my pic!

    she has posted it on Facebook…she is in Lake County Florida

  • Deni Jerome

    I’ve never seen this one. They must not sell it in Jersey. But thanks for the heads up just the same

  • leybrabear

    What’s the difference between Fud’s raw chicken & plain raw chicken? Fuds comes in a ‘tub?’

  • Wow, this has a lot of fat! I didn’t think chicken had that much fat. Or is it coming from the whole eggs?