Recalled: Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs

Carnivore Meat Company is recalling 73 cases of this raw dog food because it could potentially be contaminated with salmonella.

Maker: Carnivore Meat Company
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: Customer email shared online (archived here); also was listed on the company website and verified by Petful
What was recalled: 1 lb. bags of Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs, best by date of June 14, 2019 and with Lot #13753 and UPC #033211008947

According to the company email, the “product was distributed in the continental USA through independent retailers and via online retailers and Amazon…. No products other than the specific product identified above are subject to this voluntary recall.”

Testing by the Michigan Department of Agriculture turned up a positive result for salmonella in a retail sample. “There have been no reports of illness,” the company stated.


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