Stella & Chewy’s Voluntarily Recalls Products Due to Possible Health Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 5, 2015 – Milwaukee, Wis. – Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling some of its products due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria Monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test confirmingListeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111-15, during routine surveillance testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
There have been no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall.
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. 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.
As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling all products nationwide from Lot # 111-15 which includes:
Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 111-15 4/23/2016 and 4/26/2016
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 111-15 4/29/2016 and 5/3/2016
Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001103 111-15 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016
Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001394 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001387 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000533 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000120 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 3 lb. 186011000038 111-15 4/21/2016
Moreover, while the below listed product has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:
Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 104-15 4/23/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 105-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 9 oz. 186011000205 105-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 109-15 4/29/2016
Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001080 110-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 113-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 114-15 4/26/2016
Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 114-15 5/4/2016
Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 115-15 5/4/2016
Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000403 107-15 4/23/2016
Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list at http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.
Consumers should look at the lot numbers and UPC codes printed on the bag to determine if it’s subject to the recall. People who have purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
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* We believe that none of the products being recalled were processed or offered through the national office.
* We strongly encourage you to notify your agencies within one business day from receipt of this notice.
* ALL cased and uncased inventories, both at the member level and agency level, need to be checked. This product may have entered member and agency warehouses through salvage, local donations, TEFAP, local purchases, retail pickups, food drives, or other avenues.
* For additional local details, please contact the Health Department(s) for the area(s) your food bank serves.
For full details on the recall, please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm453745.htm?source=govdelivery&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
If you have questions, please contact Wayne Melichar, Food Safety Manager, at email@example.com or 312.629.7263.