RECALL ALERT: Stella & Chewy’s Frozen and Freeze-Dried Pet Food

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Stella & Chewy's pet food recall

Stella & Chewy’s is voluntarily recalling 990 cases of four frozen and freeze-dried pet food products because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

In July, the company, which is based in Oak Creek, Wisc., voluntarily recalled several frozen and freeze-dried pet food products for the same reason.

“Significant enhancements in food safety processes have been taken in the past five months to minimize any potential issues,” Stella & Chewy’s stated on its website Dec. 11. “It is important to note that the product associated with this recall was made prior to the most recent and current food safety steps, including testing for Listeria monocytogenes.”

The company is voluntarily recalling the products after routine testing by the Michigan Dept. of Agriculture and Rural Development revealed the presence of Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can affect pets as well as people who handle the contaminated food. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The symptoms for both people and dogs include high fever, stiffness, nausea and diarrhea. If you or your dog have these symptoms after touching or eating the recalled products, see a doctor or veterinarian.

The following products, sold in the United States and Canada, are included in this latest voluntary recall.

All of the following recalled Stella & Chewy’s products have the Lot Number 165-15, which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes:

Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
8.5 oz.
UPC: 186011 001554
Use By Date: 6/25/2016

Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs
4 lb.
UPC: 186011 001370
Use By Date: 6/25/2016 and 6/26/2016

Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats
1.25 lb.
UPC: 186011 001455
Use By Date: 6/25/2016

The following Stella & Chewy’s products are being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure because they may have come into contact with the affected lot:

Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
1.25 lb.
Lot Number: 160-15
UPC: 186011 001448
Use By Date: 7/2/2016

Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats
1.25 lb.
Lot Number: 152-15
UPC: 186011 001448
Use By Date: 7/2/2016

If you purchased any of these products, throw it away or return it to the place of purchase for a refund.

For more information about this recall, go to stellaandchewys.com, email info@stellaandchewys.com or call 888-477-8977.

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