G & C Raw recalls raw dog and cat foods for Listeria

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.

photo courtesy US FDA
photo courtesy US FDA

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, according to the United States Food and Drug Administration. No illnesses have been reported to date from the raw pet foods.

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 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.

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.

Effects of Listeria in pet food

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 monocytogenesthrough 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.

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