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Blue Ridge Beef Voluntarily Recalls BRB Complete Raw Pet Food Lot#GA0131 Because of Possible Contamination

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Summary

Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Food & Beverage Safety
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes
Company Name:
Blue Ridge Beef
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Blue Ridge Beef
Product Description:
Product Description
Complete raw pet food

Company Announcement

Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA, is voluntarily recalling lot#GA0131 of BRB Complete raw pet food because of the potential of contamination with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
 
The cause of the recall:

This recall was initiated after samples collected and tested by the FDA showed positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There has been no consumer or pet illnesses in association with this product. Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling this product lot as a commitment to consumer and pet health and safety.

About Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes:

Salmonella and Listeria can cause severe and potentially fatal infection in both the animals consuming the pet food, and the humans that handle the pet food.  There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products. Pets can be carriers of the bacteria and infect humans, even if the pets do not appear to be ill. Once Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes gets established in the pet’s gastrointestinal tract, the animal can shed the bacteria when it has a bowel movement, and the contamination will continue to spread.

Groups at high risk for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes include the elderly, people with weakened immune systems and certain chronic medical conditions (such as cancer), and pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves and their pets for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product or pets that have consumed this product should contact their healthcare provider. Pet owners should contact a veterinarian if their pet shows symptoms. Consumers should also follow the simple handling tips on the package.

The recalled lot would affect the following states:
Florida
Georgia
South Carolina
Tennessee
North Carolina

The affected product is sold in two pound chubs that are frozen and are distinguished by the manufacturing codes:
 BRB Complete
 Lot# GA0131
 Manufacturing date: 01/31/2018

The packaging of the product and the location of the lot number is pictured below with the location of the clips on each end of the chub.

What to do:
Consumers are encouraged to check the clips of product to ensure that they possess the affected lot#GA0131. Those who have purchased the above lot of BRB Complete are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.


Company Contact Information

Media:
Dean Lea
(706) 485-0951
blueridgebeefga@yahoo.com

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