An Oregon-based pet food company is recalling a number of cat food products due to the possible contamination of listeria.
Radagast Pet Food, Inc., of Portland, is voluntarily recalling Rad Cat Raw Diet products in a number of varieties with “best by” dates of October 19 through December 3, 2019. The company said it has identified a source of potential contamination in its facility which prompted the recall.
The products have been shipped to distributors throughout the United States and Canada between May 5, 2017, and August 9, 2018. The recalled products start with the lot number 62763 through lot number 63101, according to the FDA. These products have best by dates of October 18, 2018, through December 3, 2019.
These products include:
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Natural Pork Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
- Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe (1oz sample, 8oz, 16oz, 24oz)
The FDA says the lot number and best by dates can be found at the bottom of each container.
Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans, so those exposed to the product should monitor for the following symptoms, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever, the FDA said.
The pathogen can cause serious to potentially deadly infections in animals who ate the pet food and in humans who handle and touch the food. The FDA said there is a risk to humans who touch and handle contaminated food products, so washing hands thoroughly after having contact is highly recommended.
Animals exposed to listeria can experience vomiting, diarrhea, fever, muscular or respiratory signs and anorexia, the FDA said. Animals can shed the pathogen through their feces onto their coats and into your home, putting humans and other animals in a given household at risk.
If your pet has consumed this product, please contact your veterinarian. Any consumers experiencing these symptoms after having contact with this product should also call their healthcare provider.
No pet or human illnesses have yet been reported in connection to Rad Cat Raw Diet products. Any consumers with questions should call Radagast Pet Food, Inc., at 1 (877) 567-3001. Click here for the full FDA recall report.