Recalled: Primal Beef Formula Patties

Primal Pet Foods says its own tests were negative for bacteria. But the FDA says otherwise, and now there’s a recall. Here’s what you should know.

Photo of the recalled Primal Beef Formula Patties packages.
The recalled Primal Beef Formula Patties have a “best by” date of “05/22/23” on the back of the package.

Maker: Primal Pet Foods Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA recall notice dated July 6, 2022 (archived here)
What was recalled: 6 lb. bags of Primal Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula, lot #W10068709, best by May 22, 2023

Primal Pet Foods is recalling a single lot of raw frozen dog food. The recall is a result of a positive test result for Listeria monocytogenes bacteria after routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Dogs can sometimes become ill, but humans can get sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to this bacteria.

While issuing the recall out of an abundance of caution, Primal disputes the FDA’s test results, saying the company “confirmed that all testing results on this single lot of recalled product were negative for Listeria monocytogenes — both raw materials and finished product — before it left its production facility.”

Fewer than 400 packages were sold to customers in Maryland, Georgia, Texas and British Columbia in late April 2022. No other lot codes or Primal products are impacted by this announcement.

The lot number and best by date can be found on the lower third of the back of the Raw Frozen Primal Patties package. If you have product from this single lot (#W10068709), stop feeding it to your dog and dispose of it immediately. Clean any surfaces the product touched, and wash your hands thoroughly. For more information, contact the company directly.

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