A pet food company is recalling select dog and cat foods after officials say they’re potentially contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
G & C Raw – a raw pet food company – is pumping the breaks on production and distribution of their Ground Lamb Dog Food and Pat’s Cat Turkey Cat Food. This comes after samples taken by the Ohio Department of Agriculture detected the bacteria.
What’s Being Recalled?
A recall notice shows about 30 cat food containers and 40 dog food containers were impacted. Recalled food will be marked with the following:
- 2 lb containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food with the Lot #MFF022718
- 1 lb clear containers of Pat’s Cat Turkey with the Lot #WWPKTF051618
Lot number codes are listed on the bottom right corner of the label.
Company officials continue to investigate and search for a cause.
Where Was This Food Shipped?
According to a notice by the FDA, both products were distributed in OH, MI, IN, PA, KY, NC, and GA. They were also distributed by G & C Raw, LLC direct delivery.
To date, no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. However, if your dog or cat has consumed the affected foods, you’re urged to contact your veterinarian.
Listeria is linked to serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals who eat contaminated foods. It can also affect humans.
For Pets: Animals with Listeria infections are rare. But customers should keep an eye out for symptoms such as weakness, lethargy, diarrhea, vomiting, and fever.
For Humans: Healthy people infected with Listeria may experience similar symptoms. When handling raw food, it’s always important to wash your hands thoroughly and follow the safety instructions. Also:
“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.”
Feed This Food?
If you feed the recalled foods, stop using them immediately. Customers are urged to return their products for a full refund to:
G & C Raw
225 N. West Street
Versailles, OH 45380
If you have any questions or concerns, contact the company by phone at 937-827-0010 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.