JustFoodForDogs (JFFD) of Los Alamitos, Calif., is voluntarily recalling its Beef & Russet Potato, Fish & Sweet Potato, and Turducken dog food meals in all sizes. The green beans used in these meals may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, according to the company. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans if they were to intentionally or unintentionally ingest the dog food or come into contact with contaminated feces from a pet that has eaten the food.
The recalled diets were distributed through 11 JustFoodForDogs retail locations in Southern California, three Pet Food Express locations in Southern California, and 10 Northern California Pet Food Express locations.
JFFD is recalling all of the above-mentioned products made from the dates of Nov. 1 through Jan. 14. These represent Best By lot code dates on all three of the JFFD recalled products of 11/01/18 through 01/14/19.
The products being recalled were sold refrigerated or frozen and include all sizes offered: 7 oz., 14 oz., 18 oz., and 72 oz.
No confirmed Listeriosis has been reported, but there have been reports of short-term symptoms in some dogs (diarrhea and vomiting). There have been no reports of human illness to date.
The potential for contamination was discovered after a purchaser of JFFD products reported to JFFD veterinary medical staff that her dogs had become ill. Tests to date confirm that green beans purchased from a restaurant supply distributor were positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
JFFD is currently making these recipes available without green beans until the matter is resolved.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled JFFD products from a JFFD store should contact JFFD at 866-726-9509, from 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. PST seven days a week, for a full credit or refund. Consumers who have purchased the recalled products from Pet Food Express should return them to any Pet Food Express for a full credit or refund.