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Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalls Frozen Raw Beef, Chicken, Lamb, and Chicken & Tripe Pet Food due to the presence of Listeria monocytogenes

England and Wales
Last updated: 2 August 2019

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling four batches of frozen raw pet food because Listeria monocytogenes has been found in the products.

Product details

Frozen Raw Beef
Pack size 500g
Batch code 1544
Best before 17 June 2021
Frozen Raw Chicken
Pack size 500g
Batch code 1533
Best before 13 June 2021
Frozen Raw Lamb
Pack size 500g
Batch code 1545
Best before 13 June 2021
Frozen Raw Chicken & Tripe
Pack size 500g
Batch code 15331547
Best before 13 June 2021

Risk statement

The presence of Listeria monocytogenes in the products listed above. Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that can cause illness 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 pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals.

In humans, symptoms caused by this organism can be similar to flu and include high temperature, muscle ache or pain, chills, feeling or being sick and diarrhoea. However, in rare cases, the infection can be more severe, causing serious complications, such as meningitis.

Some people are more vulnerable to listeria infections, including those over 65 years of age, pregnant women and their unborn babies, babies less than one month old and people with weakened immune systems.

Action taken by the company

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers. 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 product. Please see the attached notice.

Our advice to consumers

(Pet owners): If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Wash your hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with animal faeces. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-36-2019