Authored By: Ollie Lammers
The FDA cautioned pet owners to not feed Hare Today Gone Tomorrow Ground Chicken/Bones/Organs after they found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in samples of their products.
A consumer complained about a kitten that became sick with Salmonella after eating the company’s product.
According to the FDA alert, the specific batch of food the kitten ate was no longer available for testing. The strain of Salmonella found in the product analyzed by the FDA was different than the strain from the recovered kitten.
The FDA advised Hare Today to recall the contaminated product. Hare Today’s management refused to initiate the recall of the contaminated product despite being advised by the FDA.
The company in a Facebook post supported the decision to not recall the product as there were no government seals on the samples when they were received by the lab. The Facebook post also claimed the FDA was targeting their company and other raw pet food companies.
The FDA reports they followed procedure by obtaining random unopened packages from a single batch of frozen product (process date 12.04.2018) and each box was placed into a separate container and taped shut.
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