Primal Pet Foods recalls single lot of raw dog food due to Listeria risk

Primal Pet Foods has voluntarily recalled a single lot of its Raw Frozen Primal Patties for Dogs Beef Formula due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. The recalled product was packaged in six-pound bags containing 12 patties each and displays the lot code #W10068709 and a best buy date of 05/22/23. The company distributed 66 cases (396 units) of this single lot to Maryland, Georgia, Texas and British Columbia in late April 2022. No other lot codes or Primal products are impacted by this recall.

This voluntary recall is the result of routine sampling by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. To date, Primal Pet Foods has not received any complaints or reports of illness to pets or humans due to this recalled product.

Listeria monocytogenes rarely cause illness in dogs, but it is possible. Dogs can have mild symptoms such as diarrhea and vomiting. Even if a dog is not showing symptoms, it can still be a carrier of the bacteria and spread it to humans. If a dog has consumed the recalled product, pet parents are encouraged to consult their veterinarian.

People can become sick by handling contaminated food or touching surfaces that have been exposed to Listeria monocytogenes. Symptoms in humans may include fever, headache, muscle aches, stiff neck, nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea, confusion, loss of balance and convulsions. Young children, elderly people, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems are particularly vulnerable to Listeria monocytogenes infections and symptoms can be more severe. Anyone exhibiting symptoms after handling this product should contact their healthcare provider.

If a pet parent has product from lot #W10068709 in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dog and dispose of it immediately. Pet parents with questions can contact  Primal Pet Foods by phone at (800) 742-1312 Monday–Friday, 6:00 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. PST, or by submitting an online request.

Click here to read the full FDA recall, including information on the safe handling and disposal of products containing Listeria monocytogenes.