Vital Essentials raw dog food potentially contaminated with Listeria

Vital Essentials 1Vital Essentials 2Carnivore Meat Company of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has announced it is voluntarily recalling two batches of its Vital Essentials raw frozen dog food due to possible contamination with Listeria bacteria.

The lots involved in this voluntary recall include:

  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties
    UPC 33211 00809
    Lot # 10930
    Best by date 20160210
  • Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets
    UPC33211 00904
    Lot # 10719
    Best by date 12022015

The affected product was distributed in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • New Mexico
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • Texas
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Consumers who have purchased the affected product can call 920-370-6542 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST. A representative will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase. If your package has been opened, please dispose of the raw treats in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle. You may report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area or visit

–Source: Dog Food Advisor / Vital Essentials

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