Another pet food recall was brought to our attention!

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.

The affected products are sold under the brand names G & C Raw Dog Food and G & C Raw Cat Food and are sold through direct distribution to customers.

No product images have been provided by either the company or the Food and Drug Administration.

 

What is Listeria and why should you be concerned?

Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious (sometimes fatal) infections in animals eating the products.

There is risk to humans who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to this organism.

Healthy people infected with Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • aches
  • fever
  • 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 right away.

Pets with Listeria monocytogenes infections are rare, and pets may display symptoms such as

  • mild to severe diarrhea
  • anorexia
  • fever
  • signs of nervousness
  • muscular and/or respiratory signs
  • abortion
  • depression
  • shock
  • 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 – this is how some humans (and other household pets) may become exposed and infected.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

Where was product distributed?

Recalled products were distributed by direct delivery and may have been sent to the following states:

  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Michigan
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Tennessee

What products are included in the recall?

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.

How did the recall come about?

The recall was initiated as the result of a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture when it found that some finished products contained the bacteria.

What do you do now?

If you’ve purchased any of the above products you 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 mgcrawdogfood@yahoo.com.

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.

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