K9 Natural Ltd recalls K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast Raw Pet Food 11lb bags

Starting date:
July 19, 2018
Posting date:
July 19, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items, Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67240

Affected products

K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags with the batch number of #150517 and an expiration date of 15NOV2018.

Product description

This recall involves K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags, batch number #150517 sold into the Canadian market via K9 Naturals Eastern Distributor, Freedom Pet Supplies. This batch has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes, but was produced on the same day as a batch that did test positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

This relates to a United States FDA recall completed in April 2018. The affected batch was not exported to Canada but with an abundance of caution K9 Natural Ltd decided to voluntarily recall batch number #150517 as it was produced on the same day.

Hazard identified

K9 Natural Ltd is voluntarily recalling K9 Natural Frozen Chicken Feast 11lb bags, batch number #150517, that were imported into the Canadian market in July 2017 because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. No other K9 Natural products are affected in Canada.

This recall relates to a single batch of product that was produced on the same day as one that tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes in the United States in March 2018 and was subjected to a US FDA recall in April 2018. 

There are 0 units of either batch available for sale in market.

Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in humans and animals. Symptoms of infection may include nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea, and may lead to more serious issues such as meningitis and abortion. Healthy people and animals can be infected, and some are more susceptible, including young children, pregnant women, frail or elderly people or others with weakened immune symptoms.

Animals that become infected with Listeria monocytogenes could display symptoms similar to humans. Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling the products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to the products.

As of July 16th, 2018 the company has not received any reports of illnesses, injuries or complaints in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 168 units of batch #150517 were sold in Canada. There are 0 bags remaining in market.

Time period sold

The recalled pet food products were sold from July 2017 to April 13, 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in New Zealand.

Companies

Manufacturer
K9 Natural Ltd.
Christchurch
NEW ZEALAND
Distributor
Freedom Pet Supplies
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using any of the pet food products affected by this recall and contact K9 Natural Ltd.

Consumers are advised to always wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after feeding, handling or cleaning up after pets and to clean surfaces that come into contact with pet food or ill pets.

For more information, consumers may contact K9 Natural Ltd at 1-888-345-4680, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 5 PM PST or by email

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.