Northwest Naturals is recalling a lot of raw dog food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company was notified by the Michigan State Department of Agriculture after a sample of the dog food tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
The recalled dog food was distributed to California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Rhode Island and sold through pet retail stores.
The recalled product is packaged in 5lb frozen chubs labeled Chicken and Salmon Dog Food with a UPC of 0 87316 38440 6 and a product best buy date code of 15 082218.
Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code on any 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon chubs. Any product with the noted lot code should return the product to the specialty retailer where purchased for full refund.
DANGER OF LISTERIA
Listeriosis is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacterium Listeria monocytogenes. The infection is most likely to sicken pregnant women and their newborns, adults aged 65 or older, and people with weakened immune systems.
Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
Listeria monocytogenes is pathogenic to humans. Healthy people exposed to Listeria should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, fever.
Pets with Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product. There is the possibility of risk to humans from handling product that is positive for Listeria monocytogenes.
WHO TO CONTACT
Consumers with questions may contact Northwest Naturals at 1-866-637-1872, Monday-Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm PST or go to www.nw-naturals.net.
Report pet food problems to the FDA; To find out how to do so go to the FDA website here.