J.J. Fuds Pet Food Recall
J.J. Fuds, Inc., of Valparaiso, Indiana, has issued a selected recall of its J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration.
Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that 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 in pregnant women.
Animals that become sick from Listeria may 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 J.J. Fuds 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 and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.
The recalled product is as follows:
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 is the result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development that resulted 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 handling these products.
J.J. Fuds, Inc. said that it 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.
According to the company, J.J. Fuds is issuing this recall out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this situation.
The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return it to the retailer for a refund and proper disposal.
For further information or questions regarding this recall, please visit http://www.jjfuds.com/Pages/default.aspx or contact the company by phone at 888-435-5873 Monday-Friday 8AM-4PM CST.