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Pet Food News
on January 18, 2016

Carnivore Meat Co. recalls Vital Essentials dog food

Sample tested by FDA was positive for Salmonella

Carnivore Meat Co. is voluntarily recalling a single limited lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs.

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 Co. that one of the samples collected tested positive for Salmonella, bacteria commonly associated with fresh and frozen poultry, in human and in pet products. There have been no customer complaints reported. No other product manufactured by Carnivore is involved in this voluntary recall.

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 California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.

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, call +1.920.370.6542 Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 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.

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