RECALL ALERT: Just Food For Dogs Turducken Frozen Dog Food

Just Food For Dogs Turducken Recall

Just Food For Dogs has announced a voluntary recall of some of its cooked frozen dog food products after green beans in some of its Turducken tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

The food was tested after a customer’s dogs became sick with vomiting and diarrhea after eating it. Both dogs made a full recovery within a day when their owner switched their diet to another Just Food For Dogs product.

This is the first recall in the history of the company, which makes hand-crafted food for dogs.

“It is genuinely heartbreaking to report that we have just received preliminary test results that suggest our human-grade green bean supply was sent to us contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes,” Shawn Buckley, founder of the company, said in a recall announcement sent to customers that was posted by Dog Food Advisor. “Healthy dogs may experience no signs but some, including elderly or weakened dogs, may experience vomiting and/or diarrhea.”

Although severe disease from Listeria monocytogenes is rare in dogs, it can be more concerning for humans, Buckley said. It can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

The following Just Food For Dog products that contain green beans are being voluntarily recalled:

Batch dates XX110118 to XX123118

Beef and Russet Potato
Batch dates XX110118 to XX011419

Fish and Sweet Potato
Batch dates XX110118 to XX011419

Just Food For Dogs is preparing new batches of these products without the green beans that will be available by Jan. 17 at all of its locations.

If you purchased one of the recalled products, stop feeding it to your dog and dispose of it. Upon request, Just Food For Dogs will reimburse customers who bought these products that were made Nov. 1, 2017 to Jan. 14, 2018.

Customers with questions about the recall can email Include the first and last name on your Just Food For Dogs account.

“While this issue may not be our fault, the safety and efficacy of every meal is our responsibility,” Buckley stated. “As we work with our restaurant supplier, we will be implementing greater controls to prevent this from happening in the future.”

Photo: Just Food For Dogs

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!