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

Stella & Chewy's pet food recall

Because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, Stella & Chewy’s has voluntarily recalled several frozen and freeze-dried pet food products.

Stella & Chewy’s, which is based in Oak Creek, Wisc., was notified by the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture July 2 that it had issued a stop sale order on a single lot of Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs because it tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

“Since learning this news, we have been working quickly to review the situation to find answers to the important questions on our customers’ minds,” Jen Guzman, CEO of Stella & Chewy’s, said in an announcement July 4. “As a precautionary measure, we are voluntarily recalling all products from lot 111-15.”

Listeria monocytogenes 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 recalled products were sold via wholesale distributors and retail stores throughout the United States. They were not sold in Canada. They can be identified by the description and bag size on the front of the bag, and the UPC number, lot code and use by date on the back of the bag.

All of the following recalled products have the Lot Number 111-15, which tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes:

Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs
15 oz.; UPC: 186011000045; Use By Date: 4/23/2016 and 4/26/2016

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000434; Use By Date: 4/29/2016 and 5/3/2016

Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe
3.25 oz.; UPC: 186011001103; Use By Date: 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016

Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs
4 lbs.; UPC: 186011001394; Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs
4 lbs.; UPC: 186011001387; Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs
6 lbs.; UPC: 186011000533; Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs
3 lbs.; UPC: 186011000038; Use By Date: 4/21/2016
6 lbs.; UPC: 186011000120; Use By Date: 4/21/2016

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

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000434; Lot Number: 104-15; Use By Date: 4/23/2016
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000434; Lot Number: 109-15; Use By Date: 4/29/2016

Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers
9 oz.; UPC: 186011000205; Lot Number: 105-15; Use By Date: 5/3/2016
18 oz.; UPC: 186011000229; Lot Number: 105-15; Use By Date: 5/3/2016
18 oz.; UPC: 186011000229; Lot Number: 113-15; Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe
3.25 oz.; UPC: 186011001080; Lot Number: 110-15; Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs
15 oz.; UPC: 186011000045; Lot Number: 114-15; Use By Date: 4/26/2016

Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000663; Lot Number: 114-15; Use By Date: 5/4/2016
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000663; Lot Number: 115-15; Use By Date: 5/4/2016

Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats
12 oz.; UPC: 186011000403; Lot Number: 107-15; Use By Date: 4/23/2016

“The health and safety of our customers and their pets is always of the utmost importance to us,” Guzman said. “We are accountable for every dinner and treat we make and recognize that we have an important obligation to provide customers with the quality products they deserve and have come to expect from us over the years.”

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, visit stellaandchewys.com, email info@stellaandchewys.com or call 888-477-8977.

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Laura Goldman

I am a freelance writer and lifelong dog lover. For five years, I was a staff writer for i Love Dogs. When that site shut down, I started this blog...because I STILL Love Dogs!