August 08, 2018

RECALL: Raw Cat and Dog Food Recalled Due to Potential Listeria Contamination

As many as 70 lots of raw cat and dog food have been recalled due to potential Listeria contamination.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
GC Raw Food RecallG & C Raw, LLC, a pet food manufacturer located in Versailles, Ohio, is recalling 2 lots of its dog and cat foods because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The items being recalled are 30 containers of Pat's Cat Turkey and 40 containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food.

The recall was initiated following a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. G & C Raw has since ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues its investigation as to what caused the problem.
The recalled lots have the following attributes:

Pat's Cat Turkey
  •  Sold in 1-lb clear plastic containers
  • Lot number: WWPKTF051618

Ground Lamb Dog Food
  • Sold in 2-lb plastic containers
  • Lot number: MFF022718

Both products were distributed by G & C Raw through direct delivery in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Kentucky, North Carolina, Georgia, and Panama.

Although Listeria infection is rare in pets, dogs and cats may display such signs as mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, and nervous system, muscular, and respiratory signs. In addition, infected animals can shed Listeria through their feces onto their coats and into the home environment, possibly serving as a source of infection to humans and other animals in the household.

People infected with Listeria, either from shedding or simply handling the product, may exhibit nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea. In humans, the infection can also spread through the bloodstream to the nervous system—including the brain—resulting in meningitis and other potentially fatal problems. 

No illnesses attributed to either product have been reported to date.

Consumers who have purchased the recalled products are urged to return them to G & C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, Ohio, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 937-827-0010 or gcrawdogfood@yahoo.com.

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