Hare Today Pet Food | Warning Issued By FDA

This is not considered a recall. This is a warning issued by the FDA.
  • Manufacturer: Hare Today
  • Date: January 23, 2019
  • Cause: Salmonella / Listeria Monocytogenes
  • Product(s) Affected: Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Products.
  • Annoucement: The FDA issued a letter warning pet owners not to feed their pets selected ranges of Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs.
Dog Food Recall Warning

What’s Being Recalled?

All products included in this recall have the processing date of 12.04.2018. Pet owners can find the processing date on the back of each bag.

The following products have been affected by this warning:

  • Product: Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs
  • Size: 1 lb bag
  • Fine Ground
  • Product: Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs
  • Size: 2 lb bag
  • Fine Ground
  • Product: Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs
  • Size: 3 lb bag
  • Coarse Ground
  • Product: Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs
  • Size: 5 lb bag
  • Fine Ground

What Caused the Warning?

Following a consumer complaint regarding a sick kitten with Salmonella and the consumption of the affected product, the FDA conducted sampling and testing of the product.

The specific lot linked to the consumer complaint was not available for testing.

However, the FDA collected samples from lot number 12.04.2018, which provided a positive test result for Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes.

Federal law requires that all pet foods are not contaminated with bacteria or pathogens, including Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes, because of the potential impact on animal and public health.

Why Is There Concern?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the warning following positive tests for Salmonella and Listeria, which present a serious threat to animal and human health. Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs are considered low-quality and adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because of the Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported food-related illnesses in the United States and globally. Both humans and animals can carry salmonella in their intestines in addition to feces. Salmonella often spreads in contaminated foods.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in humans include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting

Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis in severe cases. Anyone displaying such symptoms should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in dogs include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite

If your pet has consumed the above-recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

What Is Listeria Monocytogenes?

Listeria Monocytogenes are toxic organisms that are fatal to both humans and animals. Symptoms such as achesfeverdiarrheanausea, and vomiting can be commonly found upon infection. The consequences of infection can lead to meningitis and abortion.

It is relatively easy to become infected by Listeria; however, vulnerable people such as young childrenthe elderlypregnant women, and people who suffer from weakened immune systems can be susceptible to catching it.

Listeria Monocytogenes can infect animals as well.

There is a significant risk of infection when handling the products. It is always advised to wash your hands thoroughly after contact and significantly wipe down surfaces that have been in contact with the product.

If you have any of the symptoms we have previously described, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you believe your pet has become infected, consult your veterinarian.

Message From Company

The company released an official statement in response to the FDA warning notice issued on January 23, 2019.

What Do I Do Now?

Pet owners who have the affected products should discontinue use immediately.

Dispose of the product appropriately and limit the possibility of animals and wildlife accessing it.

To limit the possibility of spreading Salmonella in the household, consumers are encouraged to wipe down areas that have been in contact with the product. Household hygiene practices such as wiping and disinfecting bowls, food preparation surfaces, toys, floors, utensils, pet bedding, and refrigerators/freezers can prevent Salmonella from passing.

Pet feces should be cleaned up to prevent other animals from becoming exposed.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.