Frozen turkey dog food recalled for Listeria; people also at risk

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Authors: Réka Zanathy, Gábor Szunyogh

Blue Ridge Beef is re­calling its frozen, raw turkey pet food from retailers in four states because it a poses a danger to people and their animals because of possible Listeria monocytogenes con­tamination. This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sam­pling of the product,” according to the com­pany’s recall notice.

“Listeria can affect an­imals eating the prod­uct and there is a risk to humans from han­dling contaminated pet products, espe­cially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after hav­ing contact with the products or any sur­face exposed to these products.”

Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs are urged to stop feeding them and re­turn products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately.

It can take up to 70 days for symptoms of Listeria infection to develop after expo­sure. Symptoms in­clude nausea, vomit­ing, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. It is particularly dan­gerous for pregnant women, the elderly, children and people with compromised im­mune systems.


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