Four dog food products recalled over salmonella concerns

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The companies involved in the recall of certain products are Smokehouse Pet Products, Darwins Dog Food, Red Barn Pet Products and Raw Paws Pet Food. "Therefore, if the cardboard case has been discarded, there are no unique identification numbers on the individual chubs that allow customers to determine that they possess the recalled products". One was a cat, but the other animal types have not been disclosed.

Smokehouse Pet Products is recalling its 4-ounce package of "Beefy Munchies" after routine testing by the Colorado USDA detected Salmonella in a sample collected from a pet store.

Healthy people who are infected with Salmonella may experience symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. But pets don't always have symptoms, which for them include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy. Pets can get sick and/or carry the bacteria to infect humans. "Pet owners who choose to feed raw pet food should be aware of the risks associated with these products", the federal agency said.

The FDA highlighted its zero tolerance for harmful bacteria found in food products for pets.

The FDA said the latest recall was sparked by a complaint that an adult dog that had recurring diarrhea over a nine-month period. 6 animal infestations were confirmed after consuming ZooLogics and Darwin's Natural pet food.

Arrow Reliance/Darwin's Natural has notified its customers directly of the recalls via email, but so far has not issued any public notification announcing February 10 or any previous recalls.

As a result of an earlier product contamination, a kitten died.

"We test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant". Those tests were negative.

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Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code to see if their product was affected.

Ground Turkey Pet Food in one- and five-pound sealed tubes is sold in Turkey Pet Food case and Pet Food Combo Pack cases with case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015.

ZooLogics Duck Meals for Dogs, 2-pound, lot number 41957, and manufacture date of Nov 16, 2017. They were sold throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa and online.

Christofersen Meats suspended production while MDA and the company continue investigating the source of the contamination.

"We believe this was an isolated incident". People who think they might have become ill or their pets may be ill from exposure to contaminated raw pet food should talk to their health care providers or veterinarians.

This contaminated raw pet food is of particular public health importance because of the potential hazard to both human and animal health. Product production stopped as Raw For Pets investigates the problem. "We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and wish those affected by illness a speedy and healthy recovery".

The product comes in a 4-oz bags marked with UPC 78565857957 and lot 449294 and with a best used by date of 10/25/19 stamped on the back.

"Smokehouse is proud of our consistent quality and safety processes in place". Date 112120ABC. Full refunds can be received from the store where the food was bought.