Stella & Chewy's Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Dinner Morsel Products Due to Possible Health Risk
Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling four of its products sold in the U.S. and Canada due to concerns of a possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The recall affects a total of 990 cases (964 cases in the U.S and 26 cases in Canada). The recall was prompted by a positive test confirming Listeria monocytogenes in Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs 8.5 oz. frozen bags, lot #165-15, "Use by 6-25-2016", during routine surveillance testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Listeria is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
As a precautionary measure, Stella & Chewy's is voluntarily recalling all products from Lot # 165-15, which includes:
Product DescriptionSizeUPCLot #Use ByFrozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs8.5 oz.186011 001554165-156/25/2016Frozen Stella's Super Beef Dinner Morsels for Dogs4 lb.186011 001370165-156/25/2016 & 6/26/2016Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Cats1.25 lb.186011 001455165-156/25/2016
Moreover, while the below listed product has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, in an abundance of caution, we are also recalling the following products which may have come into contact with the affected lot:
Product DescriptionSizeUPCLot #Use ByFrozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats1.25 lb.186011 001448160-157/2/2016Frozen Chick Chick Chicken Dinner Morsels for Cats1.25 lb.186011 001448152-157/2/2016
Retailers and consumers can find the full product recall list and additional information at: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/.
Consumers should look at the product descriptions, UPCs, lot numbers, and "Use By" dates on each bag for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall. Anyone who has purchased these products are instructed to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.