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Radagast Pet Food, Inc. of Portland, OR is voluntarily recalling four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to potential Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

What’s Being Recalled

The following products are affected by the recall:

Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef

  •  8oz, 16oz, and 24oz tubs, and free 1oz sample cups
  • Best by Date: 2/6/2017
  • Lot Number: 62384

Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef

  •  8oz, 16oz, and 24oz tubs, and free 1oz sample cups
  • Best by Date: 1/8/2017
  • Lot Number: 62361

Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken

  •  8oz, 16oz, and 24oz tubs, and free 1oz sample cups
  • Best by Date: 3/14/2017
  • Lot Number: 62416

Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey

  •  8oz, 16oz, and 24oz tubs
  • Best by Date: 1/21/2017
  • Lot Number: 62372

Best by Dates and Lot Numbers can be found on the lid of all products packaged in tubs and on the bottom of sample cups.

What Caused the Recall

In tests done on Rad Cat Diet Products by an FDA third party contracted lab, two lots of Grass-Fed Beef and one lot of Free-Range Chicken tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, and one lot of Free-Range Turkey tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella.

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect both pets eating the contaminated food and humans handling the pet food, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after touching the pet food or any surfaces exposed to the pet food.

Salmonella can cause the following symptoms in people: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever, arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Contact your healthcare provider if you are experiences any of these symptoms after having contact with this product.

Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes infections can cause the following symptoms in pets: lethargy, decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Infected pets, even if they appear to be healthy, can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Contact your veterinarian if your pet has consumed this product and has any of these symptoms.

What to Do

Consumers should dispose of the recalled products in a secure garbage receptacle and not feed the recalled food to their pets. Do not return any of these recalled products to the retailer. For refund claims, fill out all sections of the Consumer Claims Form and return this form only to the retailer where you purchased the product for a refund. Consumers may call Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at 503-736-4649 for assistance in filling out the Claim Form.