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Blue Ridge Beef Raw Pet Food Recalled Due to Salmonella Risk
Blue Ridge Beef, a pet food company based in Georgia, has issued a voluntary recall of its raw pet food products due to potential contamination with salmonella. The company took this precautionary measure after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed the presence of salmonella in some of their products.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious illness in both animals and humans. Pets can become infected with salmonella by consuming contaminated food, and humans can contract the bacteria through handling the contaminated products or coming into contact with infected animals.
The affected products include various raw pet food products packaged in 2-pound chubs and sold in retail stores and online. The recalled products have the following manufacturing codes:
- BRB Complete
- BRB Ground
- BRB Mix
Consumers who have purchased any of the recalled products are advised to stop feeding them to their pets immediately and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. It is also recommended to thoroughly clean and disinfect any surfaces or utensils that may have come into contact with the contaminated products.
Salmonella infection in pets can cause symptoms such as lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed any of the recalled products and is showing any of these symptoms, it is important to seek veterinary care as soon as possible.
For humans, salmonella infection can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. If you have handled any of the contaminated products and are experiencing these symptoms, it is advised to consult a healthcare professional.
Blue Ridge Beef is working closely with the FDA to investigate the source of the contamination and prevent any further issues. The company is committed to ensuring the safety of its products and the well-being of pets and their owners.
For more information about the recall, consumers can contact Blue Ridge Beef at 1-800-876-3647 or visit their website at www.blueridgebeef.com.
It is always important to stay informed about product recalls to protect the health and safety of our beloved pets. Regularly checking for recalls and following the necessary steps can help prevent any potential risks.