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BREAKING NEWS RECALL ALERT – Carnivore Meat Company Recalls Raw Food Due To Salmonella

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Carnivore Meat Company is voluntarily recalling a single limited lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected and tested product as part of a national collection initiative, which was issued by the Center of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) on June 3, 2015. The FDA notified Carnivore Meat Company that one of the samples collected, tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products.

There have been no customer complaints reported. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall.

Affected Product

 vitaessentials

The single lot involved in this voluntary recall was distributed in the following states:

  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Washington

And has the following label information:

  • Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs
  • Net wt. 6 lbs.
  • UPC 33211 00807
  • Lot # 11475
  • Best by date 20161108 (11/08/16)

The Risks

Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Individuals handling raw pet food can become infected with salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or to surfaces exposed to the product.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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 surfaces exposed to these products. 

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may show the following symptoms:

  • Lethargic
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting

Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animals have consumed the recalled product and have these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

If You Have Product

The company asks that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase.  If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

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