Cat And Canine Meals Recall Sparks Nationwide Warning To Individuals And Their Pets

Cat And Canine Meals Recall Sparks Nationwide Warning To Individuals And Their Pets

Viva Uncooked Points Voluntary Recall of Canine and Cat Meals Together with Choose Viva Turkey Recipes (Lot 21244) As a consequence of Potential Listeria Monocytogenes Well being Threat to Individuals and Pets

Firm Announcement Date: FDA Publish Date: Product Kind: Animal & Veterinary, Meals & Drinks, Animal Feed, Foodborne Sickness
Purpose for Announcement: Listeria monocytogenes
Firm Title: Viva Uncooked, LLC
Model Title: Viva
Product Description: Uncooked canine and cat meals

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Floor Turkey:

Chunked Turkey:

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Firm Announcement:

July 1, 2024 – Viva Uncooked LLC, Hillsborough, NC is voluntarily recalling canine and cat meals, together with the Viva Turkey for Canine Floor, Viva Turkey for Canine Chunked, Viva Turkey for Cats, Viva Pure Turkey, and Viva Beef & Turkey for Puppies all manufactured underneath Lot 21244 as a result of this lot, which incorporates these 5 merchandise are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and is a possible well being danger to folks and pets.

Listeria monocytogenes may cause severe and generally deadly infections in pets consuming contaminated merchandise. Individuals can turn out to be uncovered to this pathogen by way of a number of routes corresponding to dealing with the contaminated merchandise, contact with pets which have eaten contaminated merchandise and/or contact with surfaces which have touched contaminated meals, corresponding to bowls, utensils, or counter tops. Threat of human sickness from Listeria monocytogenes contaminated pet meals will increase if folks don’t totally wash their arms after dealing with the meals or having contact with their pet, or by not totally cleansing contaminated surfaces.

Wholesome folks contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes might expertise some or all the following signs: nausea, vomiting, aches, fever and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes infections can unfold by way of the bloodstream to the nervous system (together with the mind), leading to meningitis and different doubtlessly deadly diseases. Pregnant girls are particularly inclined to Listeria an infection, which may end up in miscarriage. The younger, the aged, and folks with weak immune techniques are extra weak to an infection. Individuals exhibiting indicators of Listeria monocytogenes an infection after having contact with recalled product(s) or a pet that has eaten recalled product(s) ought to contact their healthcare suppliers.

Listeria monocytogenes diseases in pets are uncommon, and contaminated pets might show signs corresponding to gentle to extreme diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory indicators, miscarriage, despair, shock and dying. Pets uncovered to contaminated meals may be contaminated with out displaying signs. Contaminated pets, even when they don’t present signs, can act as carriers and switch L. monocytogenes by way of their feces and saliva into the house surroundings and to folks and different pets within the family. In case your pet has eaten the recalled product(s) and has signs of Listeria monocytogenes an infection, please contact your veterinarian.

The merchandise had been distributed on to shoppers in all fifty states and the District of Columbia.

Solely merchandise from Lot 21244 are affected, Viva Uncooked is notifying all clients who had been shipped any Turkey or Beef & Turkey for Puppies merchandise between Could sixteenth and June twenty eighth, 2024.

No diseases associated to this lot have been reported to this point.

The product is distributed as frozen 1 lb bricks in clear vacuum packaging. Please see the connected instance of product labels. There aren’t any expiration dates for these merchandise.

Merchandise matching the precise lot quantity beneath are being recalled:



Viva Turkey for Canine Floor 21244
Viva Turkey for Canine Chunked 21244
Viva Turkey for Cats 21244
Viva Pure Turkey 21244
Viva Beef &Turkey for Puppies 21244

The problem was found throughout a facility inspection performed by the U.S. Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) and The North Carolina Division of Agriculture (NCDA). The FDA examined samples of Viva Turkey for Canine and located samples from Lot 21244 had been constructive for Listeria monocytogenes. All merchandise produced in Lot 21244 had been slated for destruction. Nevertheless, we’ve got since discovered a number of the product from this lot was inadvertently launched from the warehouse.

In the event you discover that you’ve got merchandise from Lot 21244, please contact Viva Uncooked at [email protected] for a refund on any remaining product—it’s best to then destroy the meals in a approach that youngsters, pets, and wildlife can’t entry. Don’t feed the recalled product to pets or some other animals.

FDA recommends people don’t contact the contaminated meals product with naked arms. Whereas carrying gloves or utilizing paper towels, place the contaminated meals in a sealed plastic bag and throw it within the rubbish. Areas that will have are available in contact with the contaminated product needs to be sanitized. Don’t promote or donate the recalled merchandise..

In case you have any questions, please electronic mail us at [email protected] or name/textual content us at (919) 371-8882 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm EST Monday to Friday.

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