JJ Fuds Expanded Recall

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February 4, 2015 – J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana has announced it is expanding its recall to include all lots and products of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks, Beef Tender Chunks and Duckling Tender Chunks Pet Food.
The affected pet foods are being recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria and Salmonella.

What’s Being Recalled?

The following products are being recalled:
J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks
5 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345935
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks
10 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345805
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Beef Tender Chunks
5 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345942
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Beef Tender Chunks
10 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345757
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Duckling Tender Chunks
5 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345928
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Duckling Tender Chunks
10 lb. bags — Product UPC Number: 654592-345737
Manufacture/Lot Code Date: All

The products can be identified by the batch code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label.
The affected items include a frozen raw poultry or beef product and have a shelf life of one year if kept frozen. Be sure to see “Safe Handling Instructions” printed on the package.

Product Labels

All labels for the affected products can be viewed by visiting the special bulletin posted by the Food and Drug Administration on its website.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The recalled product was distributed regionally to wholesale and retail customers in the following states:
Indiana
Illinois
Michigan
Minnesota
Wisconsin

About Listeria and Salmonella

Listeria and Salmonella are organisms that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people and others with weakened immune systems.

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.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
Nausea
Vomiting
Diarrhea
Bloody diarrhea
Abdominal cramping
Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

Animals ill with Listeria or Salmonella will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans.

People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria or Salmonella should contact their veterinarian.

What Caused This Recall?

The recall was a result of a routine sampling taken by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

J. J. Fuds claims it has not received any reports to date of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products.

The company also states it has received no reports to date of human illness as a result of these products.
J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves.

The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

Not all products tested positive but J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.

Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.
Consumers should be very careful in handling the recalled product to prevent the spread of contamination.

Use a sealed bag or container when returning to the store for a refund.
For further information or questions about this recall, consumers may contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-432-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

January 27, 2015 — According to a fax document obtained by The Dog Food Advisor, J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is expanding its dog food recall to include 2 more products due to contamination.

The following products have been added to the recall:
J.J. Fuds Duck Strips (2 ounce)
5 lb. bags
UPC #: 654592-345928
Lot Code Date: 5/7/14

J.J. Fuds Beef Strips (2 ounce)
10 lb. bags
UPC #: 654592-345751
Lot Code Date: 1/6/15

Limited Information

The distributor’s fax announcement does not specify the type of contamination. No other information is available.

This article will be updated as soon as further details are made available by the company or the FDA.

What to Do?

Due to the limited information provided to The Dog Food Advisor by the distributor, we have included the following text from our earlier recall article dated January 23, 2015.

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.
Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, consumers are asked to contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-432-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

Original Recall Information

January 23, 2015 — J.J. Fuds of Valparaiso, Indiana is recalling a select lot of J.J. Fuds Chicken Tender Chunks Pet Food because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

The following product has been recalled:

 J. J. Fuds Premium Natural Blends Chicken Tender Chunks
All 5 lb. bags
 UPC #: 654592-345935
 Lot Code Date: 5/5/14

The product can be identified by the batch code (manufactured date) and UPC code printed on the back of the individual plastic bag or on the master case label.

This product is a frozen raw poultry product (see Safe Handling Instructions on package) and has a shelf life of one year if kept frozen.

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Where Was the Product Sold?

The recalled product was distributed regionally to wholesale and retail customers in the following states:
 Indiana
 Illinois
 Michigan
 Minnesota
 Wisconsin

About Listeria

Listeria is a bacteria that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.

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.

What Caused the Recall?

The recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a positive test for Listeria monocytogenes.

The company has not received any reports of dogs experiencing nausea and diarrhea that may be associated with these specific products.
The company has received no reports of human illness as a result of these products.
J.J. Fuds, Inc. will immediately start working with distributors and retailers to properly dispose of any affected product left on freezer shelves.

The company will also be working with distributors and retailers to recall this product from pet owners to ensure the proper disposal of any affected product that has been purchased.

J.J.Fuds is issuing this action out of an abundance of caution and sincerely regrets any inconvenience to pet owners as a result of this announcement.

What to Do?

The recalled product should not be sold or fed to pets.
Pet owners who have the affected product at home should return to retailer for a refund and proper disposal.

For further information or questions regarding this recall, consumers are asked to contact the company at jjfuds.com or call 888-435-5873 Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 4 PM CT.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.