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Brindles, the All American pet boutique based in New York City features premium organic dog treats, toys, clothes, beds, and accessories all made in the USA. 

Alert: Voluntary Recall of Stella & Chewy's Dog Foods

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Alert: Voluntary Recall of Stella & Chewy's Dog Foods

Mr. Brindles

Stella & Chewy's Dog Food Recall 2015

Stella & Chewy’s of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, today announced it is voluntarily recalling a number of both frozen and freeze-dried products due to possible exposure to other foods contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

As pet parents to Mr. Brindles, we have experienced first-hand the dangers of raw and freeze-dried foods.  Although there are many proponents for the nutritional potential of "raw-feeding" for pets, we believe the risks may outweigh the benefits in many instances.  In our, very personal experience, Mr. Brindles was diagnosed with inflammation and digestive issues at a very young age, most likely due to raw feeding and excess protein consumption.   This led us down a long road of testing and adjusting the diet in partnership with our vet until finally achieving the right balance of high quality, safely cooked ingredients and novel protein sources.  In addition to the high protein levels in many raw and freeze-dried dog foods, the risk of bacterial contamination is one of the key reasons why Brindles does not carry Stella & Chewy's or other similar raw or freeze-dried dog food brands.

 

What’s Being Recalled?

Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs /15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016

Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinner for Dogs /15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/26/2016

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/29/2016

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Carnivore Crunch – Turkey Recipe/3.25oz/UPC: 186011001103/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016 and 5/4/2016

Frozen Duck Duck Goose Dinner Morsels for Dogs/4lb/UPC: 186011001394/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Morsels for Dogs/4lb/UPC: 186011001387/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Surf ‘N Turf Dinner Patties for Dogs/6lb/UPC: 186011000533/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs/6lb/UPC: 186011000120/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Frozen Chewy’s Chicken Dinner Patties for Dogs/3lb/UPC: 186011000038/Lot: 111-15 and Use By Date: 4/21/2016

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 104-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016

Freeze-Dried Chick, Chick, Chicken Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000434/Lot: 109-15 and Use By Date: 4/29/2016

Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/18oz/UPC: 186011000229/Lot: 105-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/18oz/UPC: 186011000229/Lot: 113-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Freeze-Dried Tantalizing Turkey Meal Mixers/9oz/UPC: 186011000205/Lot: 105-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Carnivore Crunch – Chicken Recipe/3.25oz/UPC: 186011001080/Lot: 110-15 and Use By Date: 5/3/2016

Freeze-Dried Chewy’s Chicken Dinners for Dogs/15oz/UPC: 186011000045/Lot: 114-15 and Use By Date: 4/26/2016

Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000663/Lot: 114-15 and Use By Date: 5/4/2016

Freeze-Dried Tummy Ticklin’ Turkey Dinner for Cats/12oz/UPC: 186011000663/Lot: 115-15 and Use By Date: 5/4/2016

Freeze-Dried Salmon & Chicken Dinner for Cats/12 oz/UPC: 186011000403/Lot: 107-15 and Use By Date: 4/23/2016

Where Was It Sold?

The affected items were sold throughout the U.S. to wholesale distributors and retail stores for resale to consumers.

They were not made available in Canada.

How to Identify
the Affected Product?

To identify the recalled, it is necessary to compare the product description and bag size located on the front of the bag, and the UPC #, the lot code, and use by date located on the back of the bag with the list above.

Why Was It Recalled?

On July 2, Stella and Chewy’s was notified by the Maryland Department of Agriculture that it had issued a stop sale order on a single lot of Chewy’s Chicken Freeze-Dried Dinner Patties for Dogs.

And according to the company, there have been “no reported pet or human illnesses associated with this recall”.

However, as a precautionary measure, Stella and Chewy’s has decided to voluntarily recall all products from Lot # 111-15 (listed above).

And even though they have not tested positive for Listeria, the company is also recalling a number of products that may have been exposed to the affected lot.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased these products are advised to dispose of the food or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional questions, customers may contact the company at info@stellaandchewys.com or by calling 888-477-8977.

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.