Northwest Farm Food Cooperative is voluntarily recalling some of their frozen raw Cat Food because the Food and Drug Administration conducted a routine sampling that resulted in the product testing positive for salmonella.
Effects of Salmonella
Even though no pets or consumers have reported any illnesses due to exposure to this product, the Burlington, WA-based company does warn that the following symptoms may appear:
Cats that have been exposed to salmonella may become lethargic, vomit, get a fever or have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea. Some may also experience abdominal pain, decreased appetite and fever. Healthy cats that have been exposed to salmonella may also be carriers but not exhibit any symptoms. These cats can infect humans and other animals. If your cat has consumed the frozen raw Cat Food and has any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
Individuals who come in contact with salmonella may experience fever, abdominal cramping, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, nausea and vomiting. On rare occasions, salmonella exposure could result in urinary tract symptoms, eye irritation, muscle pain, arthritis, endocarditis and arterial infections. Individuals with these symptoms should consult their doctor.
About the Recalled Product
The affected products were sold from the Northwest Farm Food Cooperative facility at 1370 S. Anacortes Street in Burlington, WA in 50-pound blocks and cases of 6 – 10-pound chubs. These products were packaged in a white plastic bag and were labeled Cat Food. The affected products have a production code of Jul12015B, which is located on the outside of the box or case. There is no UPC code.
If you’ve purchased this product, stop feeding it to your cat immediately. For a full refund, return the product to the place of purchase. If you are not seeking a refund, dispose of the product safely right away.
For More Information
For additional information about this recall, contact Northwest Farm Food Cooperative at (360) 757-4225, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm PST.