Health Canada is recalling Carninova Fresh Frozen Patties for both dogs and cats due to a possible contamination with Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli 0157).
Read Health Canada's Recall Alert by clicking here.
What's E. coli O157?
E. coli 0157 is a dangerous strain of bacteria that can cause serious and life-threatening illness in humans after handling foods affected by it.
Common symptoms observed after infection by E. coli 0157 include: nausea, vomiting, headache, mild fever, severe stomach cramps, and watery or bloody diarrhea.
Since there is no real treatment for E. coli infections, humans should take care and monitor any illness and prevent dehydration. Also, they should contact their health care provider if any of their E. coli symptoms continue or get worse.
Affected Products Carninova Fresh Frozen Patties for Dogs and Cats
Note: this table is courtesy of Health Canada.
What to do if you have Carninova Fresh Frozen Patties?
Health Canada advises humans to immediately stop using any of the affected Carninova dog and cat food products and contact the retailer where they purchased it from for a full exchange or refund.
Always Report Any Pet Food Products for any Health and Safety incidents
Remember your human can help out all other dog and cat owners by reporting any health and safety incidents relating to regulated pet food products.
In Canada, humans can report any health and safety incidents related to either Carninova Fresh Frozen Patties or any other dog food product by filling out a Consumer Product Incident Report.
In the United States, humans residing in the U.S.A. can report any complaints about any FDA regulated dog food products by going to the FDA's "How to Report a Pet Food Complaint" page and following the instructions.
Humans, please remember two things:
Always consult your health care provider if you have any sympthoms from any E. coli infections or are ill.
Consult your veternatian or hoslistic veternarian if your dog or cat is ill or if you have any concerns about their health.