Recall alert: Primal Pet Foods recalls dog food over Listeria concerns

FAIRFIELD, Calif. — Primal Pet Foods announced a voluntary recall of a dog food product due to potential contamination with listeria.

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According to a news release from the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the Fairfield, California-based company is recalling a single lot of Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula. The single lot (#W10068709) of the 6-pound bags of dog food had a best-by date of May 22, 2023, the agency said.

Primal Pet Foods distributed 66 cases of the dog food to outlets in Georgia, Maryland, Texas and British Columbia in late April 2022, the FDA said.

The recall is a result of routine sampling by the FDA, which revealed a positive result for Listeria monocytogenes in one sample. Primal Pet Foods said it has received no complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans.

People can become sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes, according to the FDA. It rarely causes illnesses in dogs but is possible.

Pet owners who have the recalled product should stop feeding it to their pets and throw it away, the FDA said.

Consumers with questions can contact Primal Pet Foods at 800-742-1312 Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT or by submitting an online request.