Salmonella is showing up in a number of dog food products, prompting the Food and Drug Administration to issue recalls and safety warnings regarding foods from four different companies.
The companies include: Raws For Paws Dog Food, Red Barn Pet Products, Smokehouse Pet Products and Arrow Reliance (which produces products for Darwin’s Natural Pet Products and ZooLogics Pet Food).
The FDA began issuing warnings since the beginning of February, 2018. Salmonella contamination poses a threat to the dogs that eat this food, and to their humans who handle the food.
Salmonella contamination symptoms include feeling lethargic, fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products (Arrow Reliance)
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products is recalling select lots of its Darwin’s ZooLogics dog food, which includes ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs (Lot #41567) manufactured on 11/2/17 and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs manufactured on 11/16/17 (Lot #41957) for possible Salmonella contamination.
The FDA has investigated six complaints of illness and death in animals that have eaten the recalled products manufactured by Arrow Reliance and Darwin’s Natural Pet Products between October 17, 2016 and February 10, 2018. In each instance, the company recalled these products after being alerted to positive findings of Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes in samples of their raw pet food products, the FDA said.
Raws For Paws
The Minneapolis-based company is recalling 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic tubes, called chubs, of its Ground Turkey Pet Food. The product affected was packaged in Turkey Pet Food cases with the manufacture date of 10/12/2017 and Combo Pack cases with a manufacture date between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018. The codes for these cases are 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The recalled pet food was distributed directly to consumers and via online mail order to Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota.
Two illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, Raws for Paws said.
The recalled ground turkey pet food was distributed throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa directly to consumers and through online mail orders.
Red Barn Pet Products is recalling its Redbarn Naturals 7-inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack due to concerns of salmonella contamination. The affected products were sold in pet speciality stores nationwide with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side. The UPC of the voluntarily recalled product is #7 85184 25105 8.
No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported, Redbarn said.
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. The recalled product was distributed in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina and Colorado through distributors selling to various retailers.
The recalled 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.
No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem, the company said.
For further recall notices, visit the FDA website.