Texas Tripe Inc. Recall | August 2019

Texas Tripe Inc. has recalled 35 lots for each of their 23 product varieties due to some of the samples tested containing Salmonella and/or L. mono.
No product images or UPC numbers were provided with the official announcement of this recall.

This recall has been added to the Safe Pet Treats app.  Available on iTunes and Google Play.  

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The products included in this recall are the 23 varieties listed below in the 20lb & 40lb cases of individual sealed plastic chubs with Lot Numbers 19148 through 19182.

Ground Turkey Necks
Chicken Tripe Complete
Ground Chicken w/Bone
Shepherd’s Blend
Chicken/Pork/Salmon with Egg
Chicken Blend
Green Tripe
Phat Katz
Senior Pro
All-Star Bully Blend
Beef Blend
Duck-Rabbit
Goat Tripe Complete
Boneless Chicken Blend
Turkey Pork Blend
Beef Tripe and Ground Rabbit
Boneless Beef Blend
Coarse Ground Beef with Bone
Wolf Run Plus
Turkey Blend
Pork Blend
Beginners Choice
Wolf Run

From the FDA website:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their pets any of the Texas Tripe brand raw frozen pet food listed below because several samples of Texas Tripe raw pet food have tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono

The Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) collected 23 finished product samples at Texas Tripe Inc. Of the 23 samples, 16 tested positive for L. mono and/or Salmonella

FDA followed up these findings with an inspection and collected and analyzed samples of unopened finished product, after the firm performed corrective actions, from additional lots of some of the same products tested by OTSC.  FDA testing showed some of the samples contained Salmonella and/or L. mono.

FDA and OSTC shared their test results with Texas Tripe Inc. The firm initiated a recall on July 3, 2019 by directly notifying some of its customers via email. 

The recalled Texas Tripe Inc. products are sold frozen in 20-pound and 40-pound cases. These cases contain multiple plastic pouches. Lot codes to help identify recalled product are printed on the outside of the cases, but the lot codes are not printed on the individual sealed plastic pouches, also known as chubs. Therefore, if the case has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual chubs that allow customers to determine that they possess the recalled products.

If you have any of the product varieties listed below and cannot determine whether it is affected by the recall, FDA recommends that you exercise caution and throw the product away.

These products are manufactured by Texas Tripe Inc. and are sold direct to consumers online and by phone. 

The chart below lists the recalled products and lot numbers provided by the firm to FDA on 8/6/2019.  Below the chart are additional product lots sampled by FDA that tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono, that the firm has not recalled. According to the firm, recalled products have been sold directly to consumers in the following states: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. 

If you have any recalled product, stop feeding it to your pets and throw it away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access it.

Consumers who have had this product in their homes should clean refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Clean up the pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the recalled product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.

Click here for the full FDA announcement.

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