Several Brands of Dog Food Have Been Recalled For Salmonella

Several Brands of Dog Food Have Been Recalled For Salmonella

FDA has received a total of six complaints of illness in animals who were fed the raw pet foods, including the death of one kitten.

The potential contamination is said to not only affect animals that have consumed the food, but also the humans that handle it.

Testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture found salmonella in the Raws for Paws product, manufactured by Christoferson Meats Company.

"We believe this was an isolated incident".

No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported, Redbarn said. They were distributed mainly in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa.

Redbarn Pet Products issued a voluntary recall of its 7-inch "Bully Stick" three pack after the Colorado Department of Agriculture found that a single sample collected from a retail location was contaminated by salmonella.

"We test every product lot before it leaves our manufacturing plant".

Redbarn also issued a statement saying that although the lot was tested and there are no reports of infestation or negative customer reports, the best decision is to recall the entire lot. The dog tested positive for Salmonella from initial testing by the veterinarian and by follow-up testing by the FDA's Veterinary Laboratory Investigation and Response Network.

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

Four pet food companies have recalled products due to a risk of salmonella.

"Smokehouse is proud of our consistent quality and safety processes in place".

The majority of people recover without treatment, the FDA said.

There have been four recalls of and several complaints associated with Arrow Reliance Inc's Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, manufactured over the period from 17 October, 2016, to 10 February, 2018.

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.

Pet owners who have handled the affected products are considered to be at risk for Salmonella infection and should seek medical help if they develop symptoms, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, watery or bloody diarrhea, fever, or headache. Pets don't always have symptoms, according to USA Today, but warning signs include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, loss of appetite and lethargy.

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.