Stella & Chewy's® recalls Stella's Super Beef Frozen Dinner Morsels for Dogs

Starting date:
January 6, 2016
Posting date:
January 6, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous, Microbiological - Other
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-56484

Affected products

Stella's Super Beef Frozen Dinner Morsels with lot 165-15 and "Best By" date of 06/25/2016

Product description

This recall involves Stella & Chewy's Frozen Stella’s Super Beef Dinner Morsels sold in 241 gram (8.5 oz.) packages. Affected product can be identified by UPC code 1 86011 00155 4.

Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Stella & Chewy’s, has recalled a batch of its Super Beef Frozen Dinner Morsels for dogs due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.

People can get infected with the bacteria from hand to mouth contact following the handling of pets, pet food or feces.  Symptoms of listeriosis often include vomiting, nausea, persistent fever, muscle aches, severe headache and neck stiffness.  Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.  Although infected pregnant women may experience only mild, flu-like symptoms, the infection can lead to premature delivery, infection of the newborn or even stillbirth.  In severe cases of illness, people may die.

For more information on the risks of Listeria infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet.

Neither Health Canada nor Stella & Chewy's has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products.

Number sold

Approximately 208 packages of recalled Super Beef Dinner Morsels for dogs were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled pet food was sold from July 16, 2015 to July 31, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States.

Companies

Manufacturer
Stella & Chewy’s
Oak Creek
Wisconsin
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Freedom Pet Supplies Inc.
Cambridge
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
Anipet Animal Supplies Inc.
Surrey
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and dispose or return it to the retailer for a full refund. Consumers should look at the product description, UPC, lot number and "Use By" date on each bag for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall.

Consumers are advised to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after feeding, handling or cleaning up after pets.  Consumers should clean surfaces that come into contact with pet food or ill pets.

For more information, consumers may contact Stella & Chewy's at 1-888-477-8977, by email at info@stellanadchewys.com  or visit the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.
Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.