Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA, is recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to the product’s potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
The affected products are sold in 50-pound blocks and cases of six 10-pound chubs packaged in a white plastic bag labeled Cat Food. The products affected by this recall have the production code Jul12015B and have no UPC code. The production code can be found on the outside of the case (box).
The recall was the result of sampling done by the Food and Drug Administration, which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continue to investigate the problem.
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of frozen raw Cat Food are urged to stop feeding them and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, or to dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall, call (360) 757-4225, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT.
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. Rarely, 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.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will 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.
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