Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer Update: Texas Tripe Inc. Raw Pet Food Supplies Recall Due to Salmonella and Listeria Concerns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced on August 14th the ongoing recall of Texas Tripe Raw Pet food supplies. The recall of the pet supply product began on July 3rd after the FDA and the Office of the Texas State Chemist (OTSC) shared their test results with the firm. Teh test results showed the presence of both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. The OTSC collected 23 finished product samples from Texas Tripe Inc. Of the 23 samples, 16 tested positive for L. mono and/or Salmonella.
The recalled Texas Tripe affected products were sold directly to consumers in 24 states in frozen 20-pound and 40-pound cases. Texas Tripe notified some of its customers of the recall via email directly before the recall was announced to the public.
According to Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer Ron SImon, Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness and death in humans and animals, especially those who are very young, very old, or have weak immune systems. According to the FDA pet foods and treats contaminated with Salmonella and L. mono are of particular public health importance because they can affect both human and animal health. Pets can get sick from these pathogens and may also be carriers of the bacteria and pass it on to their human companions without appearing to be ill. People can get sick from handling contaminated pet foods and treats or touching surfaces that have had contact with the contaminated pet foods and treats.
In June 2019, a similar recall took place involving Pet Supplies Plus and Lennox Intl Inc. The recall was due to pig ear products contaminated with salmonella, according to the CDC the pig ear products were linked to a salmonella outbreak that affected over 30 states and made 127 people ill. Ron Simon, a national salmonella lawyer who is representing families affected by the pig ear salmonella outbreak, noted “In one study, almost half of the 500 outbreaks investigated over a 10-year period were related to animals or animal products.”
The FDA advises customers who have any of the recalled products to stop feeding them to their pets and throw them away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, cannot access them. Consumers who have had this products in their homes should clean refrigerators and freezers where the products were 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.