Human grade green beans at fault for dog food recall
Luckily, this health alert does not involve any dog deaths. The type of contamination tends not to make healthy dogs sick. However, older canines and those individuals fighting illness could suffer temporary stomach upset and runny stool.
A California company, Just Food for Dogs, has issued a recall after a customer informed them her dogs reacted as from food poisoning after their meal. All her dogs recovered after 24-hours and changing to a daily diet product, no further effects were observed. The company tested the reported Turducken special and verified contamination of the human grade green beans.
In this post are a copy of the company statement plus the Dog Food Advisor notice.
The human grade infected green bean source has been reported to the FDA and is more dangerous to people than to dogs.
“Severe disease from Listeria in dogs is rare. Listeria monocytogenes is more concerning in humans, if consumed.”
Dog Food Advisor Saving Good Dogs from Bad Dog Food
January 15, 2018 — Just Food For Dogs of Los Alamitos, CA, has advised its customers that the company is voluntarily recalling specific recipes of its cooked frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.
The following products are affected by this recall event:
- JustFoodForDogs Turducken
Batch dates: XX110118 to XX123118
- Beef and Russet Potato
Batch dates: XX110118 to XX011419
- Fish and Sweet Potato
Batch dates: XX110118 to XX011419
Please visit the Dog Food Advisor for this recall notice. While you are there sign up for his free recall dog food alerts. By clicking a link in his website, I visited a Just Food For Dogs page and read this message from the company.
Honesty. Transparency. Pet advocacy. These are three of the Core Values that make JustFoodForDogs who and what we are. Most days living up to these standards is easy. We use only the best ingredients; we open our kitchens to the public; we treat every dog as if he were one of our own; and we regard every pet parent as family.
“A few days ago, a diligent customer reported that our Turducken special made her dogs sick with vomiting and diarrhea. The dogs made a full recovery after a day, once switching their food to one of our daily diets; they did not receive veterinary care. Less than 72 hours ago, after the returned food confirmed positive for Listeria monocytogenes, we informed our Turducken customers about the only recall in the history of our company.”
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. Healthy dogs may experience no signs but some, including elderly or weakened dogs, may experience vomiting and/or diarrhea. Severe disease from Listeria in dogs is rare. Listeria monocytogenes is more concerning in humans, if consumed.
The health of your dogs is always our primary concern. For this reason, and based on the preliminary results, we are proactively and voluntarily taking the following actions:
|• Expanding the Turducken recall to all batch dates|
|• Recalling our only two other recipes that contain green beans: Beef & Russet Potato and Fish & Sweet Potato|
|• Notifying the FDA as this likely affects a broader human food supply of green beans|
If you have fed these recipes and your dog is not currently experiencing any problems, do not worry. If you have any of the food listed above, please dispose of it and do not feed it to your dog. We will provide an immediate and unconditional credit to your account for all purchases made of these recipes between November 1st, 2017 and January 14th, 2018, upon request.
To make it easiest on you and to avoid waiting on hold, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the first and last name on your account. We will process your credit and reply with the confirmed amount within 72 hours. That credit will then be available for one year from the date it was credited.
What brand of dog food do you buy? What, if any, problems have you had with pet foods?
Thanks for reading and sharing, Deborah Taylor-French