Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling one of its turkey with bone frozen raw dog food due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the US Food and Drug Administration. The affected dog food was distributed to retail stores in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, USA.

The affected dog food is sold in two pound chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

Lot # 103 mfd12716

UPC code: 854298001887

What to do with recalled pet food

This recall was initiated with FDA inspection and sampling of the product. Consumers who have purchased the above lot of turkey for dogs 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.

Risks from Listeria contamination in pet food

Listeria can affect animals eating the dog 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.

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

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