Top Quality Dog Food of Hyattsville, Maryland has recalled a single lot of its product “Beef HVM” in one-pound packages due to potential contamination with Salmonella and Listeria. Both bacteria can affect animals eating the product and there is also risk to humans handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
The recalled product is marked with the line “Net Weight 1lb (454g). Lot Number: 071521” above the barcode on the label. The affected product was distributed through mail order and direct delivery between July 27 and August 2, 2021 in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington DC. To date, no animal or human illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall.
The contamination was noted after a state surveillance sample revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in some one-pound packages of Beef HVM. The remaining product from the recalled lot that is still in the company’s possession has been quarantined and distribution has been discontinued while FDA and the company continue their investigation into the source of the contamination.
Top Quality Dog Food has already contacted those who have received this lot number based on their records and encourages all customers who have the product in their possession to call or email the company for further instruction.
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Click here to read the full FDA alert, including symptoms of Salmonella and Listeria infection in people and pets.