August 22, 2019

Thogensen Family Recalls Raw Frozen Pet Food For Listeria

Thogersen Family Farm os Stanwood, Washington, is recalling their raw frozen ground pet food because it may contain Listeria monocytogenes bacteria. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this recall.

The raw ground pet food was packaged in two pound packs. The varieties included in the recall include course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food. These products did not have any lot identification, batch codes, or expiration dates. The packaging is two pound flattened, rectangular clear plastic packages. The front of the package has one large square white label with the company name, product, and weight.

These products were sold to individual customers or two retail establishments that have been notified. The recall notice did not state the name of the retail outlets.

The recall is the result of samples collected by the Washington State Department of Agriculture. They found the pathogenic bacteria in the finished products.

If you purchased these items, do not feed them to your pets. Wrap them securely and place them into a secure garbage can, or take them back to the place of purchase for a refund.

Then clean out your freezer or refrigerator or wherever you stored the products with a mild bleach solution. Listeria monocytogenes bacteria can grow at refrigerator temperatures, and freezing doesn’t kill it.

Pets can get sick with Listeria monocytogenes infections. Symptoms include diarrhea, which may be bloody, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will only have fever and abdominal pain. Some animals can be carriers of this pathogen and show no symptoms.

Human symptoms of listeriosis can include fever, stiff neck, severe headache nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. These symptoms may not occur until 70 days after exposure. Anyone who is experiencing these symptoms, especially pregnant women, should see a doctor as soon as possible.

Thogensen Family Farm Pet Food Listeria Recall

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