June 15, 2020:
Starting date: June 12, 2020
Posting date: June 12, 2020
Type of communication: Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall: Health Canada
Audience: General Public
Identification number: RA-73337
Carnivora Dog and Cat Food Recall Product Identification Chart
The recalled pet food may be contaminated with Escherichia coli O157 (E. coli) and there is risk of cross contamination and illness after handling the pet food.
E. coli O157 is a bacteria that can cause serious, sometimes life-threatening illness. Some people infected with E. coli O157 do not get sick at all, though they can still spread the infection to others. Common symptoms observed after infection include nausea, vomiting, headache, mild fever, severe stomach cramps, and watery or bloody diarrhea. Most symptoms end within five to ten days. Pregnant women, those with weakened immune systems, young children and older adults are most at risk for developing serious complications and might need hospitalization.
There is no real treatment for E. coli infections, other than monitoring the illness, providing comfort, and preventing dehydration. People should contact their health care provider if symptoms persist or worsen with time.
As of June 12, 2020, the company has been made aware of 4 reports of illnesses in Canada.
Number sold: Approximately 1,803 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold: The affected products were sold from January 13, 2020 to June, 2020.
Place of origin: Manufactured in Canada
Consumers should immediately stop using any of the affected pet food products and contact the retailer where they purchased the affected product for a full refund or exchange.
Consumers are advised to always wash hands, surfaces and utensils 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.
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.
This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.