Three flavors of Rad Cat Raw Diet pet foods are being recalled from 48 U.S. states and Western Canada because they might be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes, posing a health hazard to humans and pets, according to Food Safety News.
Lab tests confirmed Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of the cat food from Radagast Pet Food Inc. of Portland, Ore., according to the company’s recall notice on the Food and Drug Administration website.
“The FDA third party contracted lab found two lots of (Rad Cat Raw Diet) 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 for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes,” according to the notice posted Thursday night.
The infection-causing bacteria can affect animals eating the products and pose a risk to people who handle the products, especially if they don’t thoroughly wash their hands and any surfaces or utensils that come into contact with the pet food.
A variety of sizes and package styles of the Rad Cat Raw Diet pet foods are covered by the recall, including free 1-ounce sample cups as well as 8-, 16- and 24-ounce tubs.
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