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Wednesday, July 8, 2015

EXPANSION RECALL notice VITAL ESSENTIALS RAW


From the FDA:


Telephone: 920-370-6542 Email: info@vitalessentialsraw.com July 7, 2015 
Wisconsin Firm Voluntarily Recalls Two Limited Batches of Raw Pet Treats

A Wisconsin firm is voluntarily recalling two limited batches of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties and Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets. 

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested product and alerted Carnivore Meat Company that the product tested positive for Listeria, a bacteria commonly found in soil and water and some animals. While Listeria can cause illness for humans and some animals, according to the FDA it is actually rare that dogs become ill from Listeria. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall. 


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 UPC33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015 The "Best By" date code and lot # is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in WA, CA, TX, GA, IL, CO, NM, FL, PA, RI, OH and VT.


If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties with the "Best By" date code of 20160210 or a bag of Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets with a “Best By” date code of 12022015, we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

Our Commitment to Quality The company is fully committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and ensuring the health and safety of pets.

The firm’s quality control and quality assurance programs include, but are not limited to: Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP's), a Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program, regular lot segregation, and other industry best practices. 


The manufacturing facility also adheres to these specific quality measures: • USDA Inspected Pet Food Facility • FDA Inspected Facility • Ingredients sourced from USDA inspected facilities in the United States Consumer Questions Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542. ###

Vital Essentials Raw Frozen Tripe Niblets



The MASSIVE initial recall was triggered when listeria was found in Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111—15, during routine testing by Maryland’s Department of Agriculture. BELOW IS THE INITIAL LIST


All products nationwide from Lot # 111-15, which includes:


•Freeze-Dried Chicken Dinner for Dogs, 15 oz., UPC 186011000045 with a use-by date of 4/23/2016 and 4/26/2016

•Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000434 with a use-by date of 4/29/2016 and 5/3/2016

•Carnivore Crunch — Turkey Recipe, 3.25 oz., UPC 186011001103 with a best use-by date of 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016

•Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 4 pounds, UPC 186011001394 with a best use-by date of 4/21/2016.

•Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs, 4 pounds, UPC 186011001387 with a best use-by date of 4/21/2016.

•Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs, 6 pounds, UPC 186011000533 with a best use-by date of 4/21/2016


•Frozen Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs, 6 pounds, UPC 186011000120 with a best use-by date of 4/21/2016


•Frozen Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs, 3 pounds, UPC 186011000038 with a best use-by date of 4/21/2016


Stella & Chewy’s also recalled the following products, which may have come into contact with the affected lot:


•Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers, 18 oz., UPC 186011000229, Lot No. 105-15 with a best use-by date of 5/3/2016


•Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers, 9 oz., UPC 186011000205, Lot No. 105-15 with a best use-by date of 5/3/2016


•Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000434, Lot No. 104-15 with a best use-by date of 4/29/2016


•Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000434, Lot No. 104-15 with a best use-by date of 4/3/2016


•Carnivore Crunch — Chicken Recipe, 3.25 oz., UPC 186011001080, Lot No. 110-15 with a best use-by date of 5/3/2016


•Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers, 18 oz., UPC 186011000229, Lot No. 113-15 with a best use-by date of 5/3/2016


•Freeze-Dried Chicken Dinners for Dogs, 15 oz., UPC 186011000045, Lot No. 114-15 with a best use-by date of 4/26/2016


•Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000663, Lot No. 114-15 with a best use-by date of 5/4/2016


•Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000663, Lot No. 115-15 with a best use-by date of 5/4/2016


•Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats, 12 oz., UPC 186011000403, Lot No. 107-15 with a best use-by date of 4/23/2016



Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list at http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.


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