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Blue Ridge Beef is a family-owned and -operated business in Georgia. The company has been making pet food for over 30 years. It is currently being run by the 4th generation and makes pet food from natural ingredients before freezing it for freshness.
The company boasts USDA facilities and inspections, locally sourced ingredients, and no artificial ingredients or additives.
Blue Ridge Beef Quick Facts
Brand line includes: Beef for Dogs, Breeders Choice, Beef and Bone, Green Tripe, Puppy Mix, BRB Complete, Chicken With Bone, Duck With Bone, Quail With Bone
Company: Blue Ridge Beef
Headquarters: Georgia; satellite offices in North Carolina and Florida
Contact info: 706-485-0951, email, website
Has Blue Ridge Beef Ever Been Recalled?
Yes. In March 2018, a single lot of frozen dog food was recalled over concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination. Earlier that month, a lot of frozen raw cat food was recalled after 2 kittens died. According to the FDA, the agency received a complaint of the kittens’ deaths, including 1 confirmed salmonella death. Subsequent tests were positive for both salmonella and listeria.
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.
List of Blue Ridge Beef Recalls
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, 2018. What 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.
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.
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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