September 22, 2018

Two Types of Rad Cat Raw Pet Food Recalled for Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Contamination

Radagast Pet Food of Portland, Oregon is recalling one lot of their Free-Range Chicken and one lot of Free-Range Turkey raw pet food because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The FDA and the Ohio Department of Agriculture found two samples that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. bacteria.

The lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken has lot number 62762, a best by date of 10/19/18, and was shipped to distributors in May 2017 in California, Minnesota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. The product has UPC codes depending on the package size. The 8 ounce packages have UPC number 8 51536 00103 6; the 16 ounce package has UPC number 8 51536 00104 3, and the 24 ounce package has the UPC number 8 51536 00105 0.

The lot of Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe has lot number 62926, the best by date of 05/03/19, and was shipped in December 2017 to California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Texas, and Washington through independent pet retail stores. That product has these UPC numbers: for the 8 ounce package, 8 51536 00100 5; for the 16 ounce package: 8 51536 00101 2; and for the 24 ounce package: 8 51536 00102 9.

The chicken products were shipped to distributors in May 2017 and none of this product is still in stock. The turkey product was shipped in December 2017 and some of that product may still be for sale through retailers.

If you purchased these products, check the lot codes. The Free Range Chicken with have the Rad Cat old label style with the lot code on the lid of the container. The turkey products have lot codes on the bottom of the container. If you have them in your home, do not feed them to your pet. Throw them away in a sealed package, or take them back to the place of purchase for a full refund. Then clean out your freezer and refrigerator with a mild bleach solution to kill any remaining bacteria.

Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can make people and pets sick. Pets may experience diarrhea, fever, muscular or respiratory sign and weight loss. Humans can contract this infection by handling contaminated food, or through contact with their pets. The human symptoms of listeriosis include fever, headache, nausea, muscle aches, and diarrhea. If your pet has been sick, take her to the vet. If any people in your family have been sick with these symptoms, they should see a doctor.

Rad Cat Listeria Recall

Comments

  1. Susan LeRoy says:

    I have three cats (2 Bengals and 1 Ragdoll) that eat RadCat turkey and/or chicken every morning. My cats alone eat approximately $3,600 per year of just [RadCat].

    I also rescue purebred Bengal cats and always transition them to Rad Cat.

    I buy two dozen containers of RadCat at a time (12 16oz turkey and 12 16oz chicken). Currently the containers in my freezer are different then the ones being recalled and I doubt Healthy Pets (Santa Barbara, CA) has any of those lots remaining in their store.

    There have been times that my cats have thrown up and not eaten for a brief period of time but I attribute this to possibly them catching a lizard in our enclosed back yard so I did not call my Vet but instead gave them a holistic product that I keep on hand.

    How sad to think that I have given my cats contaminated food and how awful for the owners of Healthy Pets in Santa Barbara and all stores that carry this product.

    I would be interested in knowing why it took so long to discover the contamination and what procedures will be put in place to prevent this situation from reoccurring.

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