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Carnivore Meat Company, LLC Voluntarily Issues a Recall for One Lot of Frozen Pet Food

For Immediate Release

January 15, 2016



Carnivore Meat Company, LLC


Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. 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. Always use caution when handling raw foods.

Animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animal has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The single lot involved in this voluntary recall is:

Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs, Net wt. 6 lbs.
UPC 33211 00807, Lot # 11475, Best by date 20161108 (11/08/16)

The "Best By" date code and lot # is located on the back of the package. The affected product was distributed in CA, FL, GA, RI, TX and WA.

The Federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA) selected and tested product as part of a national collection initiative, which was issued by the Center of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) on June 3, 2015. The FDA notified Carnivore Meat Company that one of samples collected, tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products. The company has received no complaints or reports of illness. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall.

If you are a consumer and have purchased a bag of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, net wt. 6 lbs., with the "Best By" date code of 20161108 (11/08/16) and lot # 11475, we ask that you please call 920-370-6542 Monday-Friday 9:00AM-4:00PM CST and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.

Consumer Questions
Representatives are available from Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 4:00PM CST at 920-370-6542.


Product Photos

  • Front label, Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, Net Wt. 6lbs
  • Back label, Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties, lot code and nutritional information

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