October 24, 2018 — G & C Raw of Versailles, Ohio, is recalling all products lots manufactured from February 27, 2018 through July 20, 2018, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
Affected products are sold under the brand names G & C Raw Dog Food and G & C Raw Cat Food and sold through direct distribution to customers.
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Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in animals eating the products.
Furthermore, there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea.
Listeria monocytogenes infections can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Listeria monocytogenes infections are rare, and pets may display symptoms such as mild to severe diarrhea, anorexia, fever, nervous, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, depression, shock, and death.
In addition to the possibility of becoming sick, such infected animals can shed Listeria monocytogenes through their feces onto their coats and into the home environment and thus serve as sources of infection to humans and other animals in the household.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Where Was Product Distributed?
Recalled products were distributed by direct delivery and may have been sent to the following states:
- North Carolina
What’s Being Recalled?
The manufacture dates are included at the end of the lot number.
For example, the pet food product manufactured on February 27, 2018 has a lot code of that ends with 022718.
The company is now recalling all products with lot numbers that end in 022718 through 072018.
The recalled dog food products include:
- Beef Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Ground Beef Dog Food
- Sliced Beef Heart Dog Food
- Ground Beef Heart Dog Food
- Kim’s Special Beef Organ Dog Food
- Ground Chicken Dog Food
- Chicken Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Chicken Mix Patties Dog Food
- Duck Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Ground Duck Dog Food
- Ground Rabbit Dog Food
- Rabbit Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Ground Lamb Dog Food
- Lamb Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Ground Beef Pancreas Dog Food
- Beef Liver Chunks Dog Food
- Beef Sweet Breads Dog Food
- Ground Pork Dog Food
- Pork Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Shelby’s Pork Organ Mix Dog Food
- Ground Pollock Dog Food
- Turkey Veggie Mix Dog Food
- Ground Turkey Dog Food
- Tripe Dog Food
The recalled cat food products include:
- Pat’s Cat Beef
- Pat’s Cat Chicken
- Pat’s Cat Turkey
- Pat’s Cat Duck
- Pat’s Cat Rabbit
No confirmed illnesses have been reported to date.
What Caused the Recall?
The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture which revealed that some finished products contained the bacteria.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased the products are urged to return them to G & C Raw, 225 N. West Street, Versailles, OH, for a full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact G & C Raw at 937-827-0010 from 9 to 5 pm Easter Time or by email at [email protected].
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.