Carnivora has issued a recall for frozen raw pet food in Canada after four people who handled it developed E. coli infections. The illnesses in this E. coli outbreak were reported from March to May this year among people who had purchased the product from various pet food stores. The people sickened range in age from 3 to 43, two of them were so sick they were hospitalized.

The pet food recall includes the following products sold in Canada:

  • 4 -lb bags of Carnivora Brand Whole Animal Chicken Dinner with Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit, Ultra Premium Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs & Cats with the UPC 689076622271 and date codes 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006  and20 02 20 / 042.
  • 25-lb boxes of Carnivora Brand Chicken Dinner with Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit with the UPC 689076619677 and the date codes 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006 and 20 02 20 / 042.
  • 4-lb bags of Carnivora Brand Whole Animal Beef Dinner with Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit, Ultra Premium Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs & Cats with 689076622370 and the date codes 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006 and 20 02 20 / 042.
  • 25-lb boxes of Carnivora Brand Beef Dinner with Vegetables ‘n’ Fruit with 689076621076 and the date codes 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006 and 20 02 20 / 042.
  • 4-lb bags of Carnivora Brand Whole Animal Turkey Diet, Ultra Premium Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs & Cats with the UPC 689076623971 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006 and 20 02 20 / 042.
  • 25-lb boxes of Carnivora Brand Turkey Diet with the UPC 689076624800 and 13 01 20 / 006, 15 02 20 / 042, 20 01 20 / 006 and 20 02 20 / 042.

Consumers in Canada who purchase Carnivora brand pet food should carefully check recall information. Those who have developed symptoms of an E. coli infection, which include abdominal cramps and diarrhea that is sometimes bloody, should see a doctor.
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The Human Health Risks of Raw Pet Food

This is not the first time raw pet food has been linked to human illness. During a 15-month period between 2018 and 2019 there were 18 recalls for raw pet food, according to the U.S. Food ad Drug Administration (FDA). And last year, a Salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey products included four people who had contact with raw turkey pet food. Like the outbreak in Canada, one of the people sickened was a young child. She developed osteomyelitis, a painful bone infection, as a complication of her illness. She is one of several people sickened in that outbreak represented by the food safety lawyers at Pritzker Hageman.

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