Carnivore Meat Company has issued a recall on select products and lots of Carnivore Vital Essentials pet foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria monocytogenes. In humans, however, 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.
The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:
- Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210
- Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015
The "Best By" date code and lot number is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in Texas, as well as Washington, California, Georgia, Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Ohio and Vermont.
Consumers who have purchased a bag of these products should call 920-370-6542 Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and someone will assist in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local store for your original purchase.