Viva Raw recalled dog and cat food, including select Viva Turkey, due to Listeria monocytogenes

On July 1, 2024 the FDA reported that Viva Raw LLC (Hillsborough, NC) recalled dog and cat foods, including the Viva Turkey for Dogs Ground, Viva Turkey for Dogs Chunked, Viva Turkey for Cats, Viva Pure Turkey, and Viva Beef & Turkey for Puppies all manufactured under Lot 21244 the five products are contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and is a potential health risk to people and pets. The products were distributed directly to consumers in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. Only products from Lot 21244 are affected.   No illnesses related to this lot have been reported to date. The product is distributed as frozen 1 lb bricks in clear vacuum packaging. The problem was discovered during a facility inspection conducted by the FDA and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture (NCDA). The FDA tested Viva Turkey for Dogs samples and found samples from Lot 21244 were positive for Listeria monocytogenes. All products produced in Lot 21244 were slated for destruction. However, we have since learned some of the products from this lot were inadvertently released from the warehouse. @



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