Northwest Farm Food Cooperative of Burlington, Wash., announced a voluntarily recall of select lots of frozen raw cat food due to potential contamination with Salmonella.
The potentially affected products include the production code Jul12015B, but have no UPC code. The products were sold in 50-pound blocks and cases of six 10-pound chubs; packaged in a white plastic bag labeled “Cat Food.” The production code can be found on the outside of the case.
The lots of frozen raw cat food were sold from Northwest Farm’s facility in Burlington, Wash.
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.
The cat food 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.
Consumers who have purchased the affected lots of frozen raw cat food are urged to stop feeding them immediately and return the product to place of purchase for a full refund. For further information about the cat food recall, call 360-757-4225 Monday through Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.