Stella & Chewy’s® recalled  a variety of its freeze-dried and frozen products on July 4, 2015, due to possible contamination by the Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. The recall was put into place after a stop sell order was issued by the Maryland Department of Agriculture (MDA) on July 2, 2015, for a single Stella & Chewy’s® product that tested positive for Listeria. The affected products with lot number 111-15 are listed in the chart below:
Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 111-15 4/23/2016 and 4/26/2016
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 111-15 4/29/2016 and 5/3/2016
Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001103 111-15 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016
Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001394 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs 4 lb. 186011001387 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000533 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 6 lb. 186011000120 111-15 4/21/2016
Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs 3 lb. 186011000038 111-15 4/21/2016
Source: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm453745.htm Furthermore, the following products with different lots have also been recalled out of an abundance of caution by the company.
Product Description Size UPC Lot # Use By
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 104-15 4/23/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 105-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 9 oz. 186011000205 105-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000434 109-15 4/29/2016
Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe 3.25 oz. 186011001080 110-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers 18 oz. 186011000229 113-15 5/3/2016
Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs 15 oz. 186011000045 114-15 4/26/2016
Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 114-15 5/4/2016
Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000663 115-15 5/4/2016
Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats 12 oz. 186011000403 107-15 4/23/2016
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration All of the above-listed products were sold across the United States through a variety of retail stores and distributors. Nine of the products were available in Canada. Listeria can cause fever, weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, and weakness amongst both animals and humans. The elderly, young, and people with weakened immune systems are the most vulnerable to infection. People who think they or their pets have been exposed to and infected with Listeria should SEOseek immediate medical help. Pet owners who bought any of the affected products can return them to their retailer for a full refund. In addition, any consumers who have questions about the recall can contact Stella & Chewy’s  by email at info@stellaandchewys.com or via phone at 1-888-477-8977.

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