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Ohio pet food recalled due to potential Listeria contamination

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections

VERSAILLES, OH (WOWK) -  A pet food company in Ohio has issued a recall because of a potential Listeria contamination.

According to the United States Food and Drug Administration, G & C Raw, of Versailles, OH is recalling 30 one pound containers of Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food and 40 two pound containers of Ground Lamb Dog Food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products. Furthermore, there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Pets with Listeria monocytogenes infections are rare, and pets may display symptoms such as mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, depression, shock, and death. In addition to the possibility of becoming sick, such infected animals can shed Listeria monocytogenes through their feces onto their coats and into the home environment and thus serve as sources of infection to humans and other animals in the household. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Pat's Cat Turkey and Ground Lamb Dog Food were distributed in Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Indiana, Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Georgia by G & C Raw, LLC through direct delivery.

The Pat's Cat Turkey comes in 1 lb clear plastic containers with the Lot number WWPKTF051618. The Ground Lamb comes in a 2 lb plastic container with the Lot number MFF022718. The Lot number codes are listed on the bottom right corner of the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date.

The recall was as the result of a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria

The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as the company continues its investigation as to what caused the problem.

Consumers who have purchased Pat's Cat Turkey Cat Food with the lot number, WWPKTF051618, OR Ground Lamb Dog Food with the lot number MFF022718 are urged to return it to G & C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, OH, for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact G & C Raw, LLC at 937-827-0010 or gcrawdogfood@yahoo.com.


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