Cat food recalled for salmonella, listeria risks

A Portland company issued a recall in June over possible listeria and salmonella contamination. 

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. recalled Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8, 16 and 24 ounce tubs, as well as given in 1 ounce sample cups. 

The company recalled the foods due to threats of salmonella and listeria contamination. Handling the products and not washing hands afterward could spread the bacteria to humans. 

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

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Pets with Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets may have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The FDA third party contracted lab found two lots of Grass-Fed Beef tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, one lot of Free-range Chicken tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and one lot of Free-range Turkey tested positive forSalmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. As a precautionary measure, we are voluntarily recalling three products produced in these four lots.

All affected lot codes 62384, 62361, 62416, and 62372 and Best By dates are located on the lid of all products packaged in tubs and on the bottom of the sample cups.

The following recalled products were distributed in western Canada and all US States except in Hawaii and Mississippi.

 BrandUPCSize Lot Number Best By Date 
Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef 
851536001241  8oz 62384  2/6/2017 
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 851536001258  16oz  62384  2/6/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 851536001265  24oz  62384  2/6/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 Sample  1oz  62384  2/6/2017
         
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 851536001241  8oz  62361  1/8/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 851536001258  16oz  62361  1/8/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 851536001265  24oz  62361  1/8/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Grass-Fed Beef
 Sample  1oz  62361  1/8/2017
         
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Chicken
 851536001036  8oz  62416  3/14/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Chicken
 851536001043  16oz  62416  3/14/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Chicken
 851536001050  24oz  62416  3/14/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Chicken
 Sample  1oz  62416  3/14/2017
         
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Turkey
 851536001005  8oz  62372  1/21/2017
 Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Turkey
 851536001012  16oz  62372  1/21/2017
Rad Cat Raw Diet
Free-Range Turkey
851536001029 24oz 62372 1/21/2017

If you have the cat food, you're being asked to not return them to the store, but rather , throw them away. To get a refund, fill out the claim form at www.RadFood.com and return the form to the store where you purchased it for a refund.

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