Last week, J.J. Fuds of Indiana issued a recall of their Chicken Tender Chunks raw dog food due to a potential Listeria contamination (See the original recall alert below). Now, the manufacturer has expanded that recall to include two additional recipes.
The product recall now includes the following:
Duckling Tender Chunks, 5 lb. bags, manufactured on 5/7/14
Beef Tender Chunks, 10 lb. bags, manufactured on 1/6/15
Chicken Tender Chunks, 5 lb. bags, manufactured on 5/5/14
The additional products are being recalled due to “unspecified contamination.”
Date codes are printed on a sticker adhered to the back of the bags. If you’ve purchased either of the recalled items and your date code sticker is missing or has fallen off, J.J. Fuds urges customers to return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund and to be on the safe side.
For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact the company at www.jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday8AM-4PM CST.
Original recall notice, released Jan. 20, 2015:
J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, IN is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, 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. Animals’ ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
The recalled product was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers. The product can be identified by the batch ID code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label. This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.
The recalled product is as follows:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks
All 5 lb. bags with:
Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: 5/5/14
The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes. The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.
J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves. The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.
J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.
For further information or questions regarding this recall, please contact us at jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday8AM-4PM CST.