Blue Ridge Beef recalls pet food due to possible Salmonella, Listeria

Posted at 9:58 PM, Dec 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-12 23:23:41-05

Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria. 

The affected products are sold in 2 lb chubs and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

  1. Lot #mfd ga8516
  • Beef for dogs
  • UPC code 8542980011009
  1. Lot #mfd ga81216
  • Kitten grind
  • UPC code 854298001016

The affected products were distributed to retail stores in the following states:

  • NC
  • SC
  • GA
  • FL
  • AZ
  • TX

This recall was initiated after the FDA received two complaints associated with these products, including one complaint of two kitten illnesses and one complaint of a puppy death. Subsequent testing by the FDA of a 2 lb chub of beef for dogs and kitten grind collected at a veterinary office revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. There is no direct evidence linking these unfortunate instances to contaminated product.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of beef for dogs or kitten grind are urged to stop feeding them and return products to the place of purchase for a full refund. Or dispose of them immediately. Those with questions can email the company at