Oregon Company Recalls Raw Pet Food
Due to possible Listeria, E. coli O121 contamination
July 11, 2018
Labels of product involved in recall
(PORTLAND, ORE.) – A Portland-based pet food company, Radagast Pet Food Inc.. has recalled three lots of raw cat food that could possibly be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and one lot that may contain E. coli O121.
The recall comes after testing carried out by the company detected the presence of the pathogens. The recalled products include:
Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe
~ Lot Code 63057, Best By Date: 10/9/2019
~ Lot Code 63069, Best By Date: 10/23/2019
~ Lot Code 63076, Best By Date: 10/31/2019
~ (8oz UPC 8 51536 00103 6, 16oz UPC 8 51536 00104 3, 24oz UPC 8 51536 00105 0)
Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe
~ Lot Code 63063, Best By Date: 10/15/2019
~ (8oz UPC 8 51536 00121 0, 16oz UPC 8 51536 00122 7, 24oz UPC 8 51536 00123 4 and 1oz Samples)
No pet or human illnesses have been reported at this time.
The company says all four recalled lots were shipped to distributors in the U.S. in May and June of this year and in addition, Free-Range Chicken Lot Codes 63069 and 63076 were shipped to a single distributor in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Humans can also become infected with either pathogen through “transfer” -- handling the contaminated food or from surfaces like counter tops and handling utensils and pet bowls. Once contaminated, people can then transfer the potentially deadly pathogens to human food that is prepared in the same areas.
Young children, the elderly and people with compromised immune systems are especially susceptible to becoming ill once contaminated.
Those infected with E. coli O121 may experience stomach cramps, mild fever, vomiting, and diarrhea, often with bloody stools.
People infected with Listeria monocytogenes can develop symptoms that include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.
Animals infected with Listeria monocytogenes can develop symptoms that include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, anorexia and muscular or respiratory symptoms. E. coli O121 is not known to cause illness in cats, however the animals can become carriers and then transfer the pathogen either directly or indirectly to pet owners and other human handlers.
What you should do
~ If your pet is showing symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes infection, contact your local veterinarian.
~ If you or a family member is showing any symptoms of either Listeria monocytogenes or E. coli O121 infection, consult your healthcare provider.
~ Check the Lot Codes on the company’s ‘Free-Range Chicken Recipe’ and ‘Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe’ containers. The codes are printed on the bottom of the plastic container. Return any recalled product to your retailer for a refund.
~ If you have questions, contact Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at 503-736-4649 Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm Pacific Time or contact the company through its website at www.RadFood.com.