A dog food company is recalling their 5-pound frozen raw Chicken and Salmon pet food chubs because it may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to a recall notice, the food company Northwest Naturals was contacted by officials from both the FDA and the Michigan Dept of Agriculture after a chub tested positive for Listeria moncytogenes. The test was done on one chub of food purchased from a Michigan specialty pet store.
No illnesses were reported as of the time this article was published.
What To Watch For
- Rhode Island
Pet parents should watch for 5-pound packages that are labeled “Chicken and Salmon.” The recalled food is marked with the UPC code: 0 87316 38440 6 and a best buy date code of 15 082218.
About Listeria Monocytogenes
There is a risk to dogs who eat listeria-contaminated foods, as well as humans handling contaminated foods (especially if someone doesn’t wash their hands after handling). If you have this food, watch out for the following symptoms: Nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, weakness, fever, and lethargy.
According to PetPlace:
Due to the infrequent diagnosis in dogs, the incubation period of Listeria is unknown. In humans, it can take as little as 2 to 3 days from the time you are exposed to Listeria to show to as long as 2 months (70 days). The same is believed to be true in dogs.
Feed This Food?
If you suspect you have the recalled food, first check the UPC and Best Buy Date. If you do in fact have a package of the potentially contaminated food, you are encouraged to return it to the specialty retailer where you purchased it. You will be issued a full refund.
If you have any questions concerning this recall, contact Northwest Naturals at 1-866-637-1872, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.