Texas Tripe Raw Pet Food recalled over salmonella & listeria concerns
More than 800 lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet foods have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration after testing positive for salmonella and listeria monocytogenes (L. mono). Salmonella and listeria pose a threat to pets and humans alike.
The Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) conducted tests 23 Texas Tripe products, and 16 of the 23 “tested positive for L. mono and/or Salmonella.” After Texas Tripe attempted to perform “corrective actions” on some unopened products, the FDA return for more testing and the samples again tested positive for Salmonella and L. mono. On July 3, 2019, the FDA informed Texas Tripe Inc. of its findings, and Texas Tripe Inc. contacted some customers by email.
The recalled products were sold frozen in cases weighing 20 and 40 pounds. Since the foods are stored frozen, there’s a concern that some of them may still be stored in customers’ freezers. And with more than 800 lots recalled, the list of recalled products is quite comprehensive. The Lot Code is the best way to identify the recalled products. It’s located on the outside of the 20 and 40 pound cases. It’s important to note that it is only located on the cases, and not on each individual sealed plastic pouch within the cases. Customers that have the recalled products or can’t verify if their product has been recalled should throw them away out of an abundance of caution.
For the complete product recall list and to read the recall from the FDA in its entirety, click here: https://bit.ly/33CczaQ