On January 23, 2015, J.J. Fuds issued a recall of a specific lot of its J.J Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks. Claiming the offending product could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, the company, which operates out of Valparaiso, Indiana, issued the recall after routine sampling by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development turned up positive for Listeria.
The product being recalled includes:
- 5-lb bags of J.J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks with UPC 654592-345935 and a lot code date of 5/5/14.
Pet owners can find the UPC and lot code date on the master case label or the back of each individual plastic bag. The product was sold at retailers in the states of Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.
Animals infected by Listeria show such symptoms as fever, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Humans can also become infected with Listeria monocytogenes, especially those with weakened immune systems, such as children, the frail, or elderly. Humans infected with Listeria show similar signs to those listed above for pets. Pet owners should contact a health professional if they think they or their pets have become infected with Listeria.
Pet owners who bought the recalled product can return it to the retailer from which they purchased it from for a full refund. They can also contact the company by calling 1-88-432-5873 for more information, as well as by visiting the company’s website.