This frozen raw pet food product, made for both dogs and cats, has the potential to be contaminated with listeria.
Maker: Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc.
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA announcement dated Dec. 5, 2018 (archived here)
What was recalled: 2 lb. packages of Cow Pie with Lot #81917 (processed on Aug. 19, 2017)
“Cow Pie is a fresh frozen meats product intended to feed raw to dogs and cats,” according to the recall announcement, which added that the products were distributed in Alaska, Oregon and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery.
The packages are purple and white and tube-shaped (“chubs”), and the lot code is printed on an orange sticker on the back.
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RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Indiana (present /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (up to 72000 CFU/g) in dog chew from Poland in Austria
RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Gold Coast (presence /25g) and too high count of Enterobacteriaceae (670 CFU/g) in chicken legs from Poland, via Denmark in Austria
RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Amsterdam (presence /25g) and Salmonella enterica ser. Cerro (presence /25g) in raw material for pet food from the Czech Republic in Italy
RASFF-Salmonella enterica ser. Münster (present /25g) in chicken feet from Germany in Austria
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The Raw Factory Ltd is recalling various raw pet food products containing tripe and/or pork because they contain salmonella. See the full list at the link above.
The presence of salmonella in the products listed. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly for example from food bowls or utensils or contact with the faeces of infected animals. In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
Action taken by the company
The Raw Factory Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.
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