We have had requests to start producing pet food. We are a poultry slaughter facility; all our finished products are raw, for human consumption. We are thinking of making a pet food supplement, basically just raw ground chicken and maybe beef. I have studied the CFR for pet food, and raw pet food with ingredients has Listeria monocytogenes listed as a known hazard.
Would this be true for a pet food supplement containing only chicken? And should we set up an RTE environment to process this in, since it will be eaten raw by dogs.