J.J. Fuds dog food recalled

Special to The Freeman

 Jan. 23, 2015

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, Ind., is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food due to the potential it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Photo courtesy of J.J. Fuds, Inc.


VALPARAISO, IND. — Dog food that was distributed regionally in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois to wholesale and retail customers has been recalled due to the potential it was contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

J.J. Fuds in Valparaiso, Ind., is recalling a select lot and product of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food. According to the company, “although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women. Animals ill with Listeria will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans. People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.”

The recalled product is J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends, Chicken Tender Chunks, all 5-pound bags with product UPC number: 654592-345935 and manufacture/lot code date: 5/5/14.

J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves, according to the company.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, contact us at www.jjfuds.com or by phone at 888-435-5873.