Rad Cat

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Tracey Hatch-Rizzi and Janice Hatch-Rizzi started Radagast Pet Food in Portland, Oregon, in response to one of their cats having digestive issues and allergies.

They developed a formula working with their holistic veterinarian and saw a substantial improvement in their cat. They then fed the same recipe to their other 2 cats, and the results inspired them to manufacture the Rad Cat raw cat food lines.

Rad Cat Quick Facts

Brand line includes: Free-Range Raw Turkey, Free-Range Raw Chicken, Pasture-Raised Raw Lamb, Grass-Fed Beef, Pasture-Raised Venison and Natural Pork Recipe
Cost: $$$
Company: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
Headquarters: 3617 SE 17th Ave., Portland, OR 97202
Contact info: 503-736-4649, email

Has Rad Cat Ever Been Recalled?

Yes, there have been a number of Rad Cat recalls over the years, mostly because of concerns about pathogens like salmonella and listeria. In August 2018, the entire product lineup shipped out within a 15-month period was recalled — all recipes, all sizes. Full details of all of those recalls appear below.

List of Rad Cat Recalls

August 2018

Cause: Potential for listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated Aug. 21, 2018 (archived here). What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet products with lots numbers 62763 through 63101, in sizes ranging from 1 oz. samples to 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages:

  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef Recipe
  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Chicken Recipe
  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Lamb Recipe
  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Natural Pork Recipe
  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Free-Range Turkey Recipe
  • Rad Cat Raw Diet Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe

This was a significant expansion of a previous recall announced in July 2018, which was itself an expansion of yet another previous recall announced in March 2018. Now, instead of just a few recipes and a handful of lot codes, the entire product lineup shipped out within a 15-month period — all recipes, all sizes — was recalled.

July 2018

Cause: Potential for listeria or E. coli. Announcement: Company news release dated July 6, 2018 (archived here). What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet recipes, lot codes and dates:

  • Free-Range Chicken, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63057, Best by Oct. 9, 2019
  • Free-Range Chicken, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63069, Best by Oct. 23, 2019
  • Free-Range Chicken, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63076, Best by Oct. 31, 2019
  • Pasture-Raised Venison, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages plus 1 oz. samples, Lot #63063, Best by Oct. 15, 2019

March 2018

Cause: Potential for listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated March 20, 2018 (archived here). What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet recipes, lot codes and dates:

  • Free-Range Chicken, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #62762, Best by Oct. 19, 2018
  • Free-Range Turkey, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #62926, Best by May 3, 2019

July 2016

Cause: Potential for salmonella and/or listeria. Announcement: FDA report dated June 23, 2016. What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet recipes, lot codes and dates:

  • Grass-Fed Beef, Lot #62384, Best by Feb. 6, 2017
  • Grass-Fed Beef, Lot #62361, Best by Jan. 8, 2017
  • Grass-Fed Chicken, Lot #62416, Best by March 14, 2017
  • Grass-Fed Turkey, Lot #62372, Best by Jan. 21, 2017

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