Pet Food Companies Issue Recalls In Fear Of Salmonella Infestation

Pet Food Companies Issue Recalls In Fear Of Salmonella Infestation

Salmonella found by state inspectors in Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food and Smokehouse Pet Products' Beefy Munchies have caused recalls of the dog food products announced Thursday night.

This does not just pose a threat to animals, but also to humans who handle the food. The Darwins Natural raw pet food that the dog had been fed was also positive for Salmonella. "Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans".

Testing of some of the food made by Arrow Reliance revealed salmonella in samples, USA Today reported. These raw pet foods include ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41957 and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs Lot #41567.

The FDA has investigated six complaints of illness and death in animals that have eaten the recalled products. On Feb. 5, Christofersen Meats, doing business as Swanson Meats, in Minneapolis, (and no relation to Swanson Meals), launched a recall of approximately 4,000 lbs. of the company's 5-lb. and 1-lb. chubs of ground turkey pet food.

The FDA is asking consumers to report complaints about this and other pet food products through the Safety Reporting Portal or by calling their state's FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinators.

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. The manufacture date of Turkey Pet Food cases is October 12, 2017, and the manufacture dates of Combo Pack cases are between October 12 and February 2, 2018.

The FDA said two people had picked up salmonella from a product called Raws for Paws. Food by Raws for Paws, which was found by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to contain salmonella, also was recalled.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture found that a single sample collected from a retail location tested positive for the pathogenic bacteria.

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported, Redbarn said. If the pet food isn't cooked, the bacteria can survive the manufacturing process and make it into the final products. "Despite not being able to replicate these test results or receiving any negative reports from customers regarding these chews, we feel the best course of action is to recall this lot code of the product and keep our customers safe". Scroll down to see if you may have any of the products in your home.

Smokehouse Pet Products, based in Sun Valley, Calif., is recalling 4-oz bags of dog treats labeled as "Beefy Munchies", because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. No public recall notice was issued, company officials told the FDA, because they only sell products online through direct-to-customer sales.