Several Dog Food Products Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns for Pets and Humans


Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Testing found the same strain of Salmonella that caused the child's infection in 4 samples of Raws for Paws "Ground Turkey Food for Pets" that was used to feed the family dog.

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The Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Pet Food was distributed in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Two children also became ill after coming in contact with pet foods, the FDA said.

The chubs are packaged into regular Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases, which contain a variety of pet food products. At Redbarn, we test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant. The lot code was tested at the company's lab and by a third-party testing facility. Veterinarians who wish to have dogs tested for Salmonella may do so through the Vet-LIRN Network if the pet is from a household with a person infected with Salmonella.

The Colorado Department of Agriculture also prompted the recall of Smokehouse Pet Products' four-ounce bags of Beefy Munchies for dogs after it found salmonella in two packages manufactured by the company.

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There have been four recalls of and multiple complaints associated with Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., over the period from October 17, 2016, to February 10, 2018. The recalled products have case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015.

While dogs can get salmonella from eating contaminated food, humans can get it from handling that food, especially without thorough hand washing after touching the food or surfaces that have touched the food.

As for people, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Most persons infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection".

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.

This photo, dated August 7, 2009, under a very high magnification of 12000X, colorized scanning electron micrograph shows a large grouping of gram-negative salmonella bacteria.