RECALL – Raw Diet Cat Food Recalled Because of Listeria Risk
The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) is advising consumers that Radagast Pet Food, Inc. is recalling raw diet free-range chicken cat food and raw diet free-range turkey recipe cat food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet 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 products were distributed in several states across the country, including Rhode Island.
Pet owners should not feed raw food diets to pets because of the potential presence of pathogens such as Listeria and Salmonella. No reports of pet or human illness have been associated with this recall.
The recalled Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken (Lot 62762) cat food has the following UPCs:
- 8oz UPC 8 51536 00103 6
- 16oz UPC 8 51536 00104 3
- 24oz UPC 8 51536 00105 0
The recalled Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe (Lot 62926) cat food has the following UPCs:
- 8oz UPC 8 51536 00100 5
- 16oz UPC 8 51536 00101 2
- 24oz UPC 8 51536 00102 9
Any products with these lot codes should be returned for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at 503-736-4649.
Healthy people exposed to Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with these products should contact their healthcare providers.
Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals as well. Animals exposed to Listeria monocytogenes can display symptoms such as diarrhea, fever, and muscular or respiratory abnormalities. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and exhibits these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.