Thogensen Family Farm Recalls Raw Frozen Ground Pet Food (Rabbit; Duck; Llama; Pork) Because of Possible Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk

Thogersen Family Farm of Stanwood, WA is voluntarily recalling raw frozen ground pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The following varieties, packaged in two pound packs, are included in this recall: course ground rabbit, course ground mallard duck, ground llama, and ground pork frozen raw pet food
Source: Food and Drug Administration - Category: Food Science Source Type: news

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Source: LWT Food Science and Technology - Category: Food Science Source Type: research
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Source: Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology - Category: Biotechnology Source Type: research
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