The problem was discovered in March after the Ohio USDA reported that the raw cat food tested positive for Listeria. Further testing by Radagast detected Listeria and E. coli contamination.
People also can become infected by handling the contaminated food. Surfaces like countertops, utensils, or pet bowls can be contaminated and transfer Listeria and E. coli to human food.
The recall includes the following products:
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)
The recalled raw cat food was shipped in the United States in May and June 2018. In addition, Free-Range Chicken Lot Codes 63069 and 63076 were shipped to a single distributor in Vancouver, Canada.
Animals who are infected with Listeria may suffer vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and muscular or breathing symptoms.
E. coli O121 may not make a cat sick, but the animals can become carriers and transfer the pathogen to people. No illnesses have been reported in people or pets in connection with the recall.