A Second Major Dog Food Retailer Just Issued A Huge Recall Due To Listeria

The Carnivore Meat Company has issued a voluntary recall on two lots of their beef tripe treats due to possible contamination with Listeria.


According to their press release, here are the exact facts about the affected food:

The lots involved in this voluntary recall are:
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties, UPC 33211 00809, Lot # 10930, Best by date 20160210
Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets, UPC 33211 00904, Lot # 10719, Best by date 12022015

The “Best By” date code and lot # is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in WA, CA, TX, GA, IL, CO, NM, FL, PA, RI, OH and VT.

This voluntary recall has been issued because the FDA has reported an independent lab detected the bacteria in samples during a recent review. The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.

If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties with the “Best By” date code of 20160210 or a bag of Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets with a “Best By” date code of 12022015, we ask 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.

Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday – Friday 9:00AM – 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.

While healthy pets are not likely to become ill from the Listeria organism, it can cause dangerous infections in humans with weakened immune systems, or who are very young or elderly. Symptoms may include high fever, severe headache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, or stiffness.


There have been no human illnesses reported as a result of these products. Again, if you or your dog may be affected, call 920-370-6542 anytime Monday-Friday from 9:00AM to 4:00PM CST.

H/t The Animal Rescue Site, Featured Image via Companion Animal Psychology

Dr. Katy Nelson

7 years ago