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.
The 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:
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.
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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