Raw frozen dog food shipped from the U.S. and sold in B.C. is being recalled due to possible Listeria contamination, according to Health Canada.
Forty-two units of Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula, sold in B.C. between April and July, pose a risk of cross-contamination and illness, Health Canada said Friday.
A recall notice urges consumers to immediately stop using and dispose of the recalled product, which has the lot code number W10068709 and a best before date of May 23, 2023.
That’s because Listeria monocytogenes is an organism that can cause “serious and sometimes fatal infections” in both animals and humans, Health Canada explains.
“Symptoms of infection may include nausea, vomiting, aches, fever, and diarrhea, and may lead to more serious issues such as meningitis and abortion,” it said.
“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.”
Health Canada says people who handle the product and do not thoroughly wash their hands, or have contact with any surfaces exposed to the product, may face adverse health effects.
The recall notice states that as of Aug. 2, Primal Pet Foods has not received any reports of incidents or illness in Canada.
“We have received no complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans from this lot. No other Primal lot codes or products are impacted by this voluntary recall,” the company posted to its website.