Feeding your dog Columbia River Natural dog food? They are currently having a voluntarily recall.

The company is expanding the recall of frozen raw meats for dogs and cats. State tests revealed Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella in samples of the products, which can both cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses. Both pathogens can also pass to humans easily by just petting their dogs and not washing their hands. If you have purchased any of these packages please put them in plastic wrap or foil prior to throwing them away. 

The recalled products, which are sold to consumers frozen and are intended to be fed raw to dogs and cats, include:

  • Cow Pie in 2-pound purple and white plastic bags; Lot #72618; produced in July 2018
  • Chicken & Vegetables in 2-pound turquoise and white plastic bags; Lot #111518; produced in November 2018
  • can cause serious and sometimes fatal illnesses in people as well as dogs and cats

Symptoms of Salmonella include diarrhea that can be bloody, abdominal cramps, nausea, vomiting, and fever. Symptoms of Listeria monocytogenes include a headache, muscle aches, nausea and diarrhea, high fever and a stiff neck.

Children, the elderly, pregnant women and people with compromised immune symptoms are at risk of experiencing more severe symptoms from Listeria infections. Pregnant women may miscarry, or pass their infection to their newborn babies either before or during delivery.

This is not the first time this company has had a recall. Last year this company recalled 933 packages of Cow Pie fresh frozen meats for dogs and cats. This was due to possible contamination of Listeria monocytogenes. Humans and animals were both at risk.

Consumers who purchased the product should discontinue use of the product and return for a full refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging to place of purchase. For more information, contact the company at 360-834-6854.