Cause: Possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes
Announcement: FDA recall notice dated July 6, 2022
What was recalled: Primal Pet Foods Frozen Patties Beef Formula
Primal Pet Foods is voluntarily recalling a single lot (#W10068709) of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula (6-pound), with best by date of 05/22/23, due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes.
The company distributed sixty-six cases (396 units) of this single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties to Maryland, Georgia, Texas, and British Columbia, in late April 2022. No other lot codes or Primal products are impacted by this announcement.
Primal Pet Foods has received no complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans due to this recalled product.
Listeria monocytogenes rarely cause illness in dogs, but it is possible. Dogs can have mild symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. Even if a dog is not showing symptoms, it can still be a carrier of the bacteria and spread it to humans. If a dog has consumed the recalled product, pet parents are encouraged to consult their veterinarian.
People can become sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms in humans may include fever, headache, muscle aches, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenesinfections and symptoms can be more severe. Anyone exhibiting symptoms after handling this product should contact their healthcare provider.
The lot number and best by date can be found on the lower third of the back of the Raw Frozen Primal Patties package. If an owner has product from this single lot (#W10068709) in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dog and dispose of it immediately.