Radagast Pet Food expands recall for listeria contamination
Why do humans need to be aware of a pet food recall? Pet owners who touch contaminated food or who have a pet that may have eaten the contaminated food are susceptible to infection as well. Radagast Pet Food, Inc., based in Portland, Oregon, has expanded a recall of its products that have the potential to be contaminated with listeria monocytogenes. Pet owners need to have this information to protect themselves and their pets.
Radagast Pet Food has identified a source of potential contamination in its facility. This expanded recall will capture any additional lots that may have been affected. The recall includes Rad Cat Raw Diet with best by dates of 10/19/18 through 12/3/19. The recalled products were shipped to distributors in the US and Canada between 5/10/17 and 8/9/18. Consumers who have any of the recalled products should return them to the store of purchase. Then consumers should thoroughly wash their hands as well as any surfaces the pet food may have touched.
Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. This pathogen can cause serious and potentially fatal infections in animals consuming the pet food and in humans that handle the pet food and touch surfaces exposed to the product.
There is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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