Four separate pet food and dog treat companies have recently issued product recalls due to potential salmonella contamination. This includes Raws for Paws’ Ground Turkey pet food, Darwin’s Natural Pet Products’ ZooLogics dog food, Redbarn Naturals’ Bully Sticks dog chews and Smokehouse Pet Products’ Beefy Munchies dog treats.
Raws for Paws
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), two children in a single household became ill from salmonella poisoning after handling one of the pet products. The department warns that salmonella can affect animals and humans alike. In the case of the afflicted children, one was hospitalized with septicemia and osteomyelitis, infections of the blood and bones, respectively. Testing by the FDA found that the strain of salmonella which affected the children was found in the food they had used to feed their family dog – Raws for Paws’ Ground Turkey Food for Pets.
The Raws for Paws products that were affected are its five-pound and one-pound sealed plastic tubes (chubs), packaged into Turkey Pet Food and Pet Food Combo cases, labeled with codes of 9900008, 9900014 and 9900015. The manufacture dates of the: Turkey Pet Food is 10/12/2017; Combo Pack cases are between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018. The company has suspended all production of this product until further notice.
More Pet Food Recalls
Additionally, several other pet product brands recently issued voluntary product recalls due to potential salmonella contamination. This includes:
Red Barn Bully Sticks, 2.4-ounce (green plastic) bag, marked with an expiration date of 112120ABC and a UPC #785184251058.
Smokehouse Pet Products’ Beef Munchies, four-ounce package, with a best by date of 10/25/19, Lot #449294 and UPC #78565857957.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products’ ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, with a manufactured date of 11/2/17.
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products’ ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, with a manufactured date of 11/16/17.
CVA urges all pet owners who use these products to return them to the place of purchase or dispose of them immediately. If you suspect that your pet may have consumed this product, bring them to your local Central Veterinary Associates location for a complete checkup.
CVA keeps its hospital in Valley Stream open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. For more information about CVA or to make an appointment, call (516) 825-3066 or visit www.centralvets.com.