Dog and cat food sold in Michigan and 15 other states has been recalled due to Salmonella and Listeria contamination.

This recall is an expansion from one issued in December 2023.

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Which food has been recalled for dogs and cats in Michigan?

The Blue Ridge Beef pet food company is the manufacturer of pet food in the latest recall. Several of their products can cause severe health issues if consumed by pets:

  • diarrhea (possibly bloody)
  • lethargy
  • fever
  • vomiting

Which specific pet foods are part of the recall?

Several dog & cat foods are included in the Blue Ridge Beef company recall:

  • 2lb Kitten Grind  UPC 8 54298 00101 6
  • 2lb log of Kitten Mix  UPC 8 54298 00143 6
  • 2lb log of Puppy Mix  UPC 8 54298 00169 6

Check your pet food for these lot numbers and dates:

  • Lot Numbers: N24 1114 to N24 1224
  • Distributed between 11/14/2023 – 12/20/2023
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Can exposure impact pet owners, too?

Salmonella and Listeria exposure can cause humans to get very sick, too.

The FDA states that symptoms include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping
  • fever

More specifically, Salmonella can cause other severe issues for humans.

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. - FDA

What should you do with the recalled pet food?

Blue Ridge Beef Company told Newsweek owners should "destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access."

  • Do not donate or sell the pet food.
  • Do not feed any animals the food.
  • Wash, sanitize all pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.
  • Wash, sanitize your hands and any utensils used to handle the food.

Has this happened before with Blue Ridge Beef pet food?

It has. Back in October of 2023 and a time or two before that.

While the company's Facebook page has not been updated since 2022, their website states:

"Science is not better than nature. When man changes things from their natural state to increase profits, the food is no longer ‘real’. It becomes a man-made imitation. . ."

Perhaps the reason science is important in pet food is because humans have domesticated pets over centuries... And we don't want them to get sick (and/or die) like they might in the wild?

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