- Manufacturer: Thogersen Family Farm
- Date: April 7, 2019
- Cause: Listeria Monocytogenes
- Product(s) Affected: Multiple raw frozen pet foods
- Annoucement: Voluntary recall notice (click here).
What’s Being Recalled?
All products affected by this recall were either sold in two specific retail stores or individually sold. Notably, the products were stored at the manufacturing facility if unsold.
The following products are affected by this recall:
- Coarse ground rabbit frozen raw pet food
- Coarse ground mallard duck frozen raw pet food
- Ground llama frozen raw pet food
- Ground pork frozen raw pet food
These products were packaged in 2-pound clear plastic packages and stored frozen.
What Is Listeria Monocytogenes?
Listeria Monocytogenes are toxic organisms that are fatal to both humans and animals. Symptoms such as aches, fever, diarrhea, nausea, 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 children, the elderly, pregnant 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.
What Caused the Recall?
Routine testing conducted by the Washington State Department of Agriculture revealed Listeria Monocytogenes in the products.
No illnesses have been recorded to date with regards to this recall.
What Do I Do Now?
Pet owners who purchased the products should discontinue feeding them to their pets immediately.
Consumers with questions can contact the company directly at 360-929-9808.
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.