An official announcement issued by the Milwaukee-based company on early Monday morning wrote that Stella & Chewy’s pet food gets recalled due to listeria traces that have been identified during the recent tests. The company is now offering a full refund to dissatisfied customers, who worry that their cats and dogs might have been intoxicated.
The Listeria bacterium was first identified by microbiologist Joseph Lister in 1940. According to the description provided by medical experts, this bacterium may be found in various types of food. People, who consume this type of intoxicated food can suffer of listeriosis, which, in turn, might cause sepsis and meningitis.
Pregnant women, children and elderly people, whose immune systems are very weak, are the most sensitive to these affections. For that matter, medical experts recommend people to avoid food that has not been properly preserved. Currently, the death rate of this disease amounts to 20 percent in the United States.
Given these pieces of information, it goes without saying that pet owners have been highly disturbed to find out that some of the food produced by the chain Stella & Chewy’s contained traces of Listeria. Several batches of pet food will be recalled in the following period as the company is trying to make up for the recent mistake.
The pet food producer wrote on their official website that they are incredibly dedicated to their mission, namely, that of providing healthy food to dog and cat owners. They have further apologized for the inconvenience they have caused and they have promised to give a total refund to those customers, who have purchased a contaminated pack of food.
The company also provided a list of the products that were found to be toxic, asking clients to return them as fast as possible or to dispose them. The complete list of products, together with the UPC dates, lot numbers and codes may be found on the company’s official website.
The Food and Drug Administration will make additional tests in the following period to identify the causes that have led to this contamination. Stella and Chewy’s will work close with the administration to solve the situation and get rid of the contaminated batches of pet food.
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