Immediately stop feeding your pet a product that has been recalled. If your pet may have consumed a recalled product, consult your veterinarian, even if your pet isn’t showing any symptoms. Your pet could die.
PETFOOD RECALL ALERT For August 2015
Northwest Farm Food Cooperative Voluntarily Recalls Frozen Raw Cat Food Due To Possible SalmonellaContamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — August 10, 2015 — Burlington, WA — Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, WA, is voluntarily recalling frozen raw Cat Food with the code Jul12015B due to their potential to be contaminated withSalmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some, or all, of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Northwest Farm Food Cooperative is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.
The potentially affected lots of frozen raw Cat Food were sold from our facility 1370 S. Anacortes Street Burlington, WA 98233.
The affected products are sold in 50 pound blocks and cases of six 10 pound chubs; packaged in a white plastic bag labeled Cat Food. The products affected by this recall have the production code Jul12015B and have no UPC code. The production code can be found on the outside of the case (box).
The recall was the result of a sampling done by the Food and Drug Administration which revealed that the finished product contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product as FDA and the company continues their investigation as to what caused the problem.
This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of frozen raw Cat Food are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. For further information about the recall please call (360) 757-4225 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.
ATTENTION PET OWNERS
RECALLS, please look over the list to be sure that you have not purchased or fed your animal the following products.
December 3, 2014: Lakeland Animal Nutrition Issues Voluntary Horse Feed Recall
November 6, 2013: Bailey’s Choice Expands Product Recall of Dog Treats in Georgia
October 28, 2013: How to Report a Complaint about Jerky Pet Treats
October 22, 2013: FDA Releases Progress Report on Jerky Pet Treat Investigation
NOTE: Earlier recalls not provided; food older than two years has likely expired and should not be consumed. (Most pet food has an expiration date; look for it on the package or can. As a general rule, unopened dry food usually stays good for a year; unopened canned food for two years.)
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