Blue Ridge Beef Recall History and Pet Food Brand Info

Important Blue Ridge Beef recall information appears below.

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Brand Name: Blue Ridge Beef
Product Lines:
Beef for Dogs, Breeders Choice, Beef and Bone, Green Tripe, Puppy Mix, BRB Complete, Chicken With Bone, Duck With Bone, Quail With Bone
Blue Ridge Beef
Georgia; satellite offices in North Carolina and Florida
[email protected] or [email protected]

Blue Ridge Beef Company Overview

Blue Ridge Beef, a self-described family-owned and operated business based in Georgia, claims to have been making pet food for over 30 years. The company, currently run by its 4th generation, aims to produce pet food from natural ingredients, which it then freezes for freshness.

The company highlights its use of USDA facilities and inspections, along with locally sourced ingredients, emphasizing that it does not use artificial ingredients or additives in its products. Blue Ridge Beef positions itself as a registered pet food manufacturer with the USDA in its states.

Founded in 1979, Blue Ridge Beef asserts its commitment to providing what it considers the best nutritional quality raw food, price, and service. The company acknowledges a growing public interest in feeding real food to pets of all ages and caters to this market.

Specializing in pure raw pet food for cats and dogs, Blue Ridge Beef offers ground meats specifically formulated for kittens and puppies, emphasizing the importance of real food in pet diets. The company claims to use a common sense approach in selecting the best quality raw foods, stating that its products are a source of protein and provide appropriate natural nutrition for dogs and cats of all ages.

Adhering to a philosophy that ‘science is not better than nature,’ Blue Ridge Beef asserts that its products are 100% pure meat, free of additives or preservatives. The company seems to position itself against the idea of man-made alterations of food for profit, suggesting that such changes turn food into a ‘man-made imitation’ rather than something ‘real.’

Full Blue Ridge Beef recall history down below.

Has There Ever Been a Blue Ridge Beef Recall?

Yes. There has been a Blue Ridge Beef Recall, according to our research.

January 2024 and December 2023 a voluntary Blue Ridge Beef recall was issued for their “Kitten Grind, Kitten Mix, and Puppy Mix 2 lb Log” due to confirmed contamination of Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes. This recall is a voluntary expanded recall of their original Blue Ridge Beef Breeders Choice Raw Pet Food issued October 27, 2023. The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has corroborated this information in a publication released on the same day.

In March 2018, concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination led to a Blue Ridge Beef recall of a single lot of frozen dog food. Earlier in the same month, the Blue Ridge Beef recall was also applied to a lot of frozen raw cat food following the deaths of two kittens. The FDA reported receiving a complaint related to the kittens’ deaths, with one confirmed as a salmonella-related fatality. Tests conducted afterward confirmed the presence of both salmonella and listeria in the products.

About a year earlier, in January 2017, Blue Ridge Beef had recalled another frozen product because of the potential for contamination with listeria. The month before that, the company recalled 2 frozen products, also because of the possibility of salmonella or listeria.
Full details of all Blue Ridge Beef pet food recalls follow.

Blue Ridge Beef Recall History

January 2024
Cause: Salmonella contamination and Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination. Announcement: FDA recall announcement dated December 22, 2023 (archived here), and expanded recall on January 3, 2024 (archived here). What was recalled: N24 1114 to N24 1224 of their 2 lb log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6; 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6 and their 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6. Link to the full January 2024 Blue Ridge Beef Recall here

December 2023
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria contamination. Announcement: FDA report dated December 22, 2023 (archived here). What was recalled: N24 1114 to N24 1224 of their 2 lb log of Kitten Grind UPC 8 54298 00101 6; 2lb log of Kitten Mix UPC 8 54298 00143 6 and their 2lb log of Puppy Mix UPC 8 54298 00169 6. Link to the full December 2023 Blue Ridge Beef Recall here

March 2018
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated March 1, 2018 (archived here). What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of BRB Complete dog food, Lot #GA0131, manufactured Jan. 31, 2018.
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated March 1, 2018What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of Kitten Grind frozen raw cat food, Lot #GA1102 (you can find the lot number on the clips at each end of the chubs), manufactured Nov. 2, 2017.

January 2017
Cause: Potential for listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated Jan. 13, 2017. What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of Turkey With Bone frozen pet food, Lot #103 mfd12716, UPC code 854298001887.

December 2016
Cause: Potential for salmonella or listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated Dec. 8, 2016 (archived here). What was recalled: 2 lb. chubs of the following frozen pet foods: Beef for Dogs, Lot #mfd ga8516, UPC 8542980011009; or Kitten Grind, Lot #mfd ga81216, UPC 854298001016.

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