Cat Food Voluntarily Recalled Due to Listeria Threat

Stella & Chewy's pulls some cat food off shelves after detecting listeria in some food batches.

Stella & Chewy's pulls some cat food off shelves after detecting listeria in some food batches.

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Stella & Chewy’s has recalled some cat food over possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The company, based in Oak Creek, Wisc., informed the public in a press release over the holiday weekend. 

The dog- and cat-food company issued a recall after a test confirmed Listeria monocytogenes in Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs, 15 ounce, Lot #111–15, during routine testing by the Maryland Department of Agriculture.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported with this recall.

The organism listeria can cause infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems to a debilitating or even fatal point. Although healthy individuals likely facy only short-term symptoms – high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea – listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Cat food being recalled include the below. While these products have not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, the company is recalling this pet food because of possible 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

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

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.

Contact 888-477-8977 for further customer service.

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