FDA Recalls Pat’s Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Dog Food Tubs
The makers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and Ground Lamb Dog food are recalling batches of food because they are concerned they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
The FDA has announced that G & C Raw has recalled 30 containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because they believe there may be Listeria contamination. The cat food containers are one-pound containers while the dog food containers are the two-pound tubs.
Listera monocytogenes can bring serious and even fatal infections in animals and there is even risk to humans who handle products that are contaminated.
Though pets with infections from Listeria monocytogenes occurring is rare, the symptoms include diarrhea, fever, anxiety, respiratory and muscular distress, depression, lethargy and even death. Infected animals can shed Listeria monocytogenes in their feces onto their fur and coats, as well as surfaces and places in the home that humans may have contact with, so the FDA recommends contacting your veterinarian if your pet has had any of the recalled product and these symptoms.
In humans, Listeria monocytogenes can cause similar symptoms, and can spread through the nervous system–which means it can infect the brain and result in meningitis and other potentially fatal conditions. Pregnant women are at risk and especially prone to adverse reactions from the infection, including loss of their baby. The FDA recommends anyone who has been in contact with pets who had the affected tubs to monitor themselves closely for signs of infection.
The affected tups were distributed in Ohio, Missouri, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, North Carolina and Georgia directly from G & C Raw, LLC. The affected lot number for the Pat’s Cat Turkey is WWPKTF0%1618 and the lot number for the Ground Lamb is MFF022718.
So far, no illnesses have been reported but the recall came from a random sampling by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which found some of the finished products did indeed have the bacteria.
G & C Raw stopped making and distributing the product as they investigate how the tubs became affected.
They are advising consumers who bought the affected tubs to return it to G & C Raw, LLC for a full refund or to contact them at 937-827-0010 for more detail.