Blue Ridge Beef Expands Pet Food Recall Due to Salmonella and Listeria Traces
Blue Ridge Beef, a pet food company, has recently announced an expansion of its product recall after traces of Salmonella and Listeria were found in certain items. The recall now includes food for kittens and puppies distributed to 16 states.
Last month, the company initially recalled three products that had tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria. However, as a precautionary measure, Blue Ridge Beef has decided to extend the recall to include food products for kittens and puppies as well.
The affected products were distributed between November 14, 2023, and December 20, 2023, with a primary focus on Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maryland, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. While no illnesses related to the recalled products have been reported so far, customers are urged to exercise caution.
These recalled pet food products were primarily sold in various retail stores across the 16 states. It is crucial for consumers to be aware of the symptoms associated with Salmonella and Listeria infections in humans, which include nausea, vomiting, fever, and diarrhea.
Concerned pet owners who have purchased any of the recalled products are advised to contact Blue Ridge Beef immediately for a full refund. To ensure the safety of children, pets, and wildlife, it is important to destroy the affected pet foods and thoroughly wash and sanitize any items that may have come into contact with them.
It is worth noting that no cases of illness have been reported, but it is always better to err on the side of caution. By taking these necessary precautions, we can protect both our furry friends and ourselves.
Mike Snider has contributed to the reporting of this story, keeping us informed on the latest developments regarding Blue Ridge Beef’s product recall.