The following was posted on the FDA’s site on March 20 and confirmed by Pet Age with Radagast Pet Food. The company also has a link to its recall notice on its homepage and posted about it on its Facebook page.
Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, Oregon, is recalling one lot of Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey Recipe 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.
This recall includes only the two lots listed below.
Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product. Animals exposed to Listeria monocytogenes can display symptoms such as: diarrhea, fever, muscular or respiratory signs and anorexia. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
No pet or human illnesses have been reported.
The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Lot 62762, BB Date: 10/19/18, was shipped to distributors in May 2017 in CA, MN, OH, OR, PA and RI. Product has the following UPCs:
8oz UPC 8 51536 00103 6
16oz UPC 8 51536 00104 3
24oz UPC 8 51536 00105 0
The single lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe, Lot 62926, BB Date: 05/03/19, was shipped in December 2017 in CA, CO, FL, GA, NY, OH, OR, RI, TX and WA and sold through independent pet retail stores. Product has the following UPCs:
8oz UPC 8 51536 00100 5
16oz UPC 8 51536 00101 2
24oz UPC 8 51536 00102 9
Due to Radagast Pet Food’s commitment to safety and quality, Radagast Pet Food is conducting this voluntary recall. The Rad Cat Raw Diet Chicken Lot 62762 was shipped to distributors in May 2017 and none of this product is in stock with distributors. Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe was shipped in December 2017 and some product may still be for sale through retailers.
The Company was notified by the FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture after several tubs of multiple varieties of Rad Cat Raw Diet were purchased and tested. All samples tested negative for E. Coli and Salmonella, but two tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers are encouraged to check the lot codes on any Free-Range Chicken with the Rad Cat old label style with lot code on the lid of the container and any lot codes on Rad Cat Free-Range Turkey Recipe with lot codes on the bottom of the container. Any products with these lot codes should be returned to the specialty retailer where purchased for a full refund.
Consumers with questions should contact Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at 503-736-4649 Monday- Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. or contact us through our website at www.RadFood.com.