J.J. Fuds expands recall after Chicken Tender Chunks test positive for Listeria
J.J. Fuds is expanding its initial voluntary recall of Chicken Tender Chunks to include Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food because those products have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella. The company also expanded the recall of Chicken Tender Chunks to include not only 5-pound bags with UPC number 654592-345935, but 10-pound bags as well.
The remaining recalled products can be identified by the following packaging and lot codes:
J.J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Beef Tender Chunks:
> 5-pound bags, UPC number 654592-345935 manufacture/lot code
> 10-pound bags, UPC Number: 654592-345805 manufacture/lot code
J.J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Duckling Tender Chunks:
> 5-pound bags, UPC Number: 654592-345928 manufacture/lot code
> 10-pound bags, UPC Number: 654592-345737 manufacture/lot code
The frozen meat products were sold in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says not all recalled products tested positive for contaminates, but J.J. Fuds is including them in the recall out of an abundance of caution. Affected bags of Chicken, Beef and Duckling Tender Chunks should be returned to the retailer for a refund and proper disposal. The FDA is urging consumers to transport recalled pet food in a sealed bag or container to prevent the spread of contamination.
The recall was a result of a routine testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, which identified the positive test. Although there have been no reports of human or pet illness associated with the product, the FDA says Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, elderly people or those with weakened immune systems. Listeria can also cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Healthy individuals infected with Listeria may experience short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea. The FDA says animals with Listeria will exhibit similar signs.
For more information or questions regarding proper disposal, contact J.J. Fuds online at jjfuds.com or by phone at (888) 435-5873.