Maker: Texas Tripe, Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria contamination
Announcement: Company announcement on Aug. 3, 2019 (archived here)
What was recalled: The following lot numbers of raw pet food products: 19148, 19419, 19150, 19151, 19154, 19155, 19156, 19157, 19158, 19161, 19162, 19163, 19164, 19165, 19168, 19169, 19170, 19171, 19172, 19175, 19176, 19177, 19178, 19179, 19181 and 19182
Texas Tripe, Inc., which is based in Detroit, Texas, has been producing raw pet foods for about 10 years now. The company says, “We strive to make quality products at affordable prices.”
On Aug. 3, Texas Tripe announced a recall of more than 2 dozen lots of its products.
The recalled meats and blends include both dog and cat food formulas:
- All-Star Bully Blend
- Beef Blend
- Beef Tripe & Ground Rabbit
- Boneless Chicken Blend
- Chicken Blend Green Tripe
- Chicken Pork Salmon With Egg
- Chicken Tripe Complete
- Ground Chicken With Bone
- Goat Tripe Complete
- Phat Katz
- Senior Pro
- Shepherd Blend
- Turkey Pork Blend
- Ground Turkey Necks
- Wolf Run
Again, only the specific lot numbers listed above are being recalled.
The products are all sold in either 20 lb. or 40 lb. boxes with a label on the end of the box describing the product and supplying the lot number.
According to the company, the affected products were shipped directly to consumers between May 28 and July 1, 2019, in 34 states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, N Carolina, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, S. Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
The recall announcement says the products could be contaminated with listeria, “an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.”
To date, no human or animal illnesses have been reported, the company says, adding that “the potential contamination was found after a routine investigation performed by the state of Texas.”
Texas Tripe says it “found a possible source of contamination and [has] since made the corrective action.”
If you have any of the recalled products, do not feed them to your pet. Call the company at 903-674-8042 or email [email protected] for refund information.
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