Consumer product recall

Radagast Pet Food, Inc. recalls Rad Cat Raw Diet®

Starting date:
July 11, 2016
Posting date:
July 11, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Rad Cat Raw Diet

Product description

This recall involves the following products of Rad Cat Raw Diet®:

The following products are included in this recall
Product Name Size Lot no. Best By Date UPC
Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef 454 g/ 16 oz 62384 02/06/2017 851536001258
Rad Cat Raw Diet Grass-Fed Beef 1 oz 62384 02/06/2017 Sample size


Hazard identified

A manufacturer in the United States, Radagast Pet Food, Inc. has recalled several products of Rad Cat Raw Diet® due to contamination with Listeria Monocytogenes.

Pets such as dogs, cats, amphibians and reptiles and their food can carry the Listeria Monocytogenes bacteria. People can get infected with the bacteria from handling their pets or their pet's food or feces.

Symptoms of listeriosis can include:

  • Vomiting
  •  nausea
  • persistent fever
  •  muscle aches
  • severe headache
  •  neck stiffness

Pregnant women, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems are particularly at risk.
For more information on the risks of Listeria infection, please see the Public Health Agency of Canada's fact sheet.

Neither Health Canada nor Radagast Pet Food, Inc. has received any reports of illnesses related to the recalled pet food products

Number sold

Approximately 12 containers and 56 samples of recalled pet food products have been distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled pet food products were sold from February 10, 2016 to June 23, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in the United States of America.


Radagast Pet Food, Inc.
Avafina Pet Products
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately discard the pet food products affected by this recall and claim for a refund. For refund claims, consumers should fill out the Consumer Claim Form. Return the form to the retailer where you purchased the product for a refund. Consumers should look at the product description, UPC, lot number and "Use By" date on each container for an exact match to determine if it is subject to the recall.

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

For more information, consumers may contact Radagast Pet Food, Inc. at (503) 736-4649, Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm PST, by email or visit the Radagast Pet Food, Inc website. Additional information on the recalled products can be found in here.

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.