G & C Raw of Versailles, Ohio, has recalled 30 one-pound containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food, and 40 two-pound containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food due to the possible risk of contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products and can pose a 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 recall was initiated after routine testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the finished products contained the bacteria. Production and distribution of the products have been halted as the company investigates the source of the contamination. To date, no animal or human illnesses have been reported as a result of this recall. The affected products were distributed by G & C Raw, LLC through direct delivery in OH, MI, IN, PAN, KY, NC, AND GA. The products below are affected by the recall:
|Product Name||Size||Lot #|
|Pat’s Cat Ground Turkey Cat Food||1-pound container||WWPKTF051618|
|Ground Lamb Dog Food||2-pound container||
Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes infections can also spread through the bloodstream to the nervous system (including the brain), resulting in meningitis and other potentially fatal problems. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to Listeria infection, which can result in spontaneous abortion. The young, the elderly, and people with weakened immune systems also are more vulnerable. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.
Pets with Listeria monocytogenes infections may display symptoms such as mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, depression, shock, and death. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The Pat’s Cat Turkey comes in 1 lb clear plastic containers with the Lot number WWPKTF051618. The Ground Lamb comes in a 2 lb plastic container with the Lot number MFF022718. The Lot number codes are listed on the bottom right corner of the label.
Consumers that have purchased the recalled products and would like a refund, or that have questions about the recall, can call G & C Raw, LLC at 937-827-0010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click here to see the full FDA recall alert.