The Maryland Department of Agriculture has issued a stop sale order on Stella and Chewy’s freeze dried chicken patties dog food, which has tested positive of Listeria monocytogenes. The lot number is: 111-15. The bags will have a use by date of April 23, 2016. Listeria is not only dangerous to dogs, it can also be deadly to small children, the elderly and those with auto immune disorders. Consumers who have unopened bags of this dog food are urged to keep it sealed, away from people and to throw it away. Those who have opened bags of this dog food are urged to use disposable gloves, place them in double plastic bags, seal it and throw it away. (I would return it to the merchant for a refund.) MDA has notified all distributors and a number of stores known to sell the product. The listeria was identified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration which is undertaking a surveillance of raw pet food. The FDA notified the state today. Consumers can assume there will be a recall issued on this pet food soon. http://truthaboutpetfood.com/maryla...sues-stop-sale-on-stella-and-chewys-pet-food/ Personally, I'm surprised the FDA has the time and inclination to test 'raw' dog food but could care less about the big dog food manufacturers.