Maker: Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria or E. coli contamination
Announcement: Company news release dated July 6, 2018 (archived here)
What was recalled: The following Rad Cat Raw Diet cat food recipes, lot codes and dates:
- Free-Range Chicken Recipe, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63057, Best by Oct. 9, 2019
- Free-Range Chicken Recipe, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63069, Best by Oct. 23, 2019
- Free-Range Chicken Recipe, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages, Lot #63076, Best by Oct. 31, 2019
- Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe, 8 oz., 16 oz. and 24 oz. packages plus 1 oz. samples, Lot #63063, Best by Oct. 15, 2019
Radagast Pet Food issued a recall over 3 months ago because of potential listeria contamination. Now, they’re issuing this new recall because follow-up tests have indicated that this cat food could be contaminated with listeria or E. coli bacteria.
UPDATE: This recall has been greatly expanded. See expanded recall info here.
As with the previous recall, Radagast Pet Food says no pet or human illnesses have been reported so far. The current recall is limited to the 4 specific lots of Rad Cat Raw Diet cat food listed above.
In its news release, obtained by Petful and confirmed by phone with a company representative, Radagast Pet Food said these products were shipped in May and June 2018 to distributors in the United States, as well as to a single distributor in Vancouver, Canada.
“Consumers are encouraged to check the lot codes on their Free-Range Chicken Recipe and Pasture-Raised Venison Recipe containers,” the news release stated. “The lot codes can be found printed on the bottom of the plastic containers. Any products with these lot codes should be returned to the specialty retailer where purchased for a full refund.”
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