On April 4th, the Thogersen Family Farm (Stanwood WA) issued a voluntary recall for some of their frozen raw pet food.
The recall was issued after samples collected by the Washington State Department of Agriculture tested positive for listeria contamination.
There have been no reports of illness to date.
The Recall: The Affected Products
The products are frozen in 2-pound flattened, rectangular clear plastic packages.
Recalled varieties include frozen, raw:
- Coarse ground rabbit
- Coarse ground mallard duck
- Ground llama
- Ground pork
According to the FDA’s recall notice, “Recalled product labels did not contain any lot identification, batch codes, or expiration dates. The front of the package contains one large white square label with the company name, product type and weight.”
These products were sold to individual customers or two retail establishments which have been notified of the recall.
What You Should Know About Listeria Monocytogenes
Listeria monocytogenes poses a risk to both animals ingesting the affected product and humans (if they do not thoroughly wash their hands after coming into contact with a contaminated product). Pets infected with listeria may display symptoms including:
- Mild to severe diarrhea;
- Nervous, muscular and respiratory system issues;
- Depression; and
- Shock and even death.
Infected animals can also serve as sources of infection to other household animals and humans.
What to do Next
Consumers should stop feeding any of the affected products and call the company with any questions at 360-929-9808.
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