In conjunction with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Columbia River Natural Pet Foods Inc. has voluntarily recalled an additional 343 fresh frozen meat products at risk of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes contamination. This adds to the 933 products previously recalled by the manufacturer for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination, although no illnesses have been reported.
The products included in the recall are 261 packages of Cow Pie, lot #72618, and 82 packages of Chicken & Vegetables, lot #111518. The recalled Cow Pie products were manufactured in July 2018, and the Chicken & Vegetables products were manufactured in November 2018. Both products are intended to be served raw to cats and dogs and were distributed in Alaska, Oregon and Washington through retail stores and direct delivery.
The potential contamination was discovered through routine testing by the Washington State Department of Agriculture, which revealed Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in one package of Cow Pie and Salmonella in one package of Chicken & Vegetables. Consumers who have purchased these products should stop feeding them and dispose of or return to the place of purchase for a refund.
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