G & C Raw, of Versailles, Ohio, is recalling 30 one-pound containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 two-pound containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products. Furthermore, 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.
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 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 providers.
Pets with Listeria monocytogenes infections are rare, and pets may display symptoms such as mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, depression, shock, and death. In addition to the possibility of becoming sick, such infected animals can shed Listeria monocytogenes through their feces onto their coats and into the home environment and thus serve as sources of infection to humans and other animals in the household. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Pat’s Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Dog Food were distributed in OH, MI, IN, PAN, KY, NC, and GA; the product was distributed by G & C Raw, LLC through direct delivery.
The Pat’s Cat Turkey comes in one-pound clear plastic containers with the lot number WWPKTF051618. The Ground Lamb comes in a two-pound plastic container with the lot number MFF022718. The lot number codes are listed on the bottom right corner of the label.
No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria
The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues its investigation as to what caused the problem.
Consumers who have purchased Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food with the lot number, WWPKTF051618, OR Ground Lamb Dog Food with the lot number MFF022718 are urged to return it to G & C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, Ohio, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact: G & C Raw, LLC at 937 827 0010 (eastern), or by email at [email protected]