RECALL: Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Second Lot of Raw Pet Food

March 27, 2018
American Veterinarian Staff

Another raw pet food has been recalled due to possible contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Blue Ridge Beef, which recalled 1 lot of its raw pet food for cats on March 1, is now recalling another lot of raw pet food due to potential Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

The 1 recalled lot of BRB Complete raw pet food, which is sold in 2-lb frozen chubs, has the following attributes:

  • Lot Number: GA0131
  • Manufacturing Date: 01/31/2018
  • Sold in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Tennessee, and North Carolina

Pet owners who have handled the affected products are considered to be at risk for Salmonella infection and should seek medical help if they develop symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, or headache. Similarly, veterinary care should be sought for pets that show any of these signs. All contaminated materials should be washed thoroughly.

Listeria can cause listeriosis in dogs, the clinical signs of which may include diarrhea, vomiting, fever, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, and even death. Humans infected with Listeria can have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, aches, and fever, as well as more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, and even death.

No human or pet illnesses have been reported due to the recalled products.

Consumers should return any of the recalled products to the place of purchase for a full refund. For further questions, consumers should email Blue Ridge Beef at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.