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FDA Cautions Pet Owners Not to Feed Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food (L. mono & Salmonella)  

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Fast Facts
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets certain lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food after samples from some of these lots tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes (L. mono).
Texas Tripe Inc. has recalled 35 lots for each of 23 product varieties. A list can be found under “What products are involved?”
If you have any of the recalled Texas Tripe Inc products, throw them away.
FDA is issuing this alert because these lots of Texas Tripe Inc. raw pet food represent a serious threat to human and animal health. Because these products are sold and stored frozen, FDA is concerned that people may still have them in their possession.
Salmonella and L. mono can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of Salmonella and L. mono infection should consult their health care providers. Consult a veterinarian if your pet has symptoms of Salmonella or L. mono infection.

What is the problem?
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any of the Texas Tripe brand raw frozen pet food listed below because several samples of Texas Tripe raw pet food have tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono.

The Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) collected 23 finished product samples at Texas Tripe Inc. Of the 23 samples, 16 tested positive for L. mono and/or Salmonella. FDA followed up these findings with an inspection and collected and analyzed samples of unopened finished product, after the firm performed corrective actions, from additional lots of some of the same products tested by OTSC. FDA testing showed some of the samples contained Salmonella and/or L. mono. FDA and OSTC shared their test results with Texas Tripe Inc. The firm initiated a recall on July 3, 2019 by directly notifying some of its customers via email.

What products are involved?
The recalled Texas Tripe Inc. products are sold frozen in 20-pound and 40-pound cases. These cases contain multiple plastic pouches. Lot codes to help identify recalled product are printed on the outside of the cases, but the lot codes are not printed on the individual sealed plastic pouches, also known as chubs. Therefore, if the case has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual chubs that allow customers to determine that they possess the recalled products.

If you have any of the product varieties listed below and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, FDA recommends that you exercise caution and throw the product away.

These products are manufactured by Texas Tripe Inc. and are sold direct to consumers online and by phone.

The chart below lists the recalled products and lot numbers provided by the firm to FDA on 8/6/2019. Below the chart are additional product lots sampled by FDA that tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono, that the firm has not recalled. According to the firm, recalled products have been sold directly to consumers in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The list is too long to copy into a forum post. Click here for the list of products recalled by Texas Tripe.

What do consumers need to do?
If you have any recalled product, stop feeding it to your pets and throw it away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access it.

Consumers who have had this product in their homes should clean refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the recalled product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.

Juska's note for extra empahsis: PLEASE WASH YOUR HANDS AFTER HANDLING YOUR PET'S FOOD. The risk of infection from pet food is very high in many pet foods recently, especially if you have young children, elderly, or immunocompromised family members in the household.

Pet parent of Emo the border collie mix and Namira the domestic shorthair cat

Posted : August 16, 2019 9:00 am
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Thank you Juska for posting the recalls.
I personally don't buy much or any dog foods. I make my pets home made food. my views are, it is cheaper than buying dog foods that could be and some are and were tainted. these dog food manufacturers should get fined in conjunction with refunded to the people that did buy any tainted food, Also, get refunded for vet bills.

I would think looking at the dog food bags and treats to see where it was made and where the ingredients come from.
what gets me is, some dog foods and treats will say "made in USA" but, look at the small print and some will say ingredients from china :roll:

To be honest, I will never buy dog foods from a vets office. They buy whatever is the cheapest. I still cringe when I see
"Science Diet" at the vets office. When I am at the vets, sometimes I see people buying Science Diet. I had to refrain from saying "do not buy this food" but, everyone in the waiting room would have heard me, and most likely, the vets and reception would have heard me. Heck, I might say it anyway next time I see someone buying Science Diet. Maybe Science Diet cleaned up their act. but, I will not take any chances.
However, there are other dog foods that still have recalls and some are tainted :shrug:

Seems many dog owners look for grain free dog food.
Correct me if I am wrong, but, I don't think Purina dog food ever had recalls? I use very little of that for my dogs and raccoons.
my dogs get cooked chicken with rice and vitamins. my raccoons will get a little bit of dog food, fruits and a little sugar free cereal.
marshmallows for treats.

Thank you again Juska for posting the recalls.

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Posted : August 16, 2019 11:22 am