Stella and Chewy’s is recalling 11 of its products after Listeria monocytogenes was found in one of its dog food products during routine testing.
The Maryland Department of Agriculture ordered the company stop selling Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for dogs on Saturday. Tests revealed the product was contaminated with Listeria.
As a precaution, the company recalled the affected product along with 10 others made for both dogs and cats. These have not tested positive, but could have been exposed. See Stella and Chewy’s comments on Facebook.
Stella & Chewy’s (“S&C”) is announcing a voluntary recall of some of our dog and cat dinners and treats in the U.S. because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The recall was prompted by a positive test result as reported by the Maryland Department of Agriculture. The health and safety of our customers and their pets is always of the utmost importance to us. We are accountable for everything we make and are highly committed to the quality and integrity of our products. We are working collaboratively with the FDA to further investigate and quickly address the situation. For more details regarding the recall and how to identify affected products, visit our website http://bit.ly/1CTglaV
Infected pets may exhibit flu-like symptoms such as lethargy, loss of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, etc. Infection can lead to brain swelling, which is often fatal. If your pet is showing any symptoms and has eaten any Stella and Chewy’s Products, then contact Dr. Hodge or Dr. Drew immediately.
For a link to the products that have been recalled, go to the company’s website at this link.