February 26, 2018

RECALL: 3 More Companies Recall Raw Pet Foods, Treats

Three additional companies have issued recalls of raw pet food products due to potential contamination with Listeria and Salmonella.
By Kerry Lengyel
Following multiple recent recalls, 3 more raw dog foods and treats have been recalled voluntarily due to possible contamination with Listeria and Salmonella.

Northwest Naturals, of Portland, Oregon, has recalled its 5-lb frozen Chicken and Salmon Dog Food chubs due to potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination. According to the company. the product was 1 isolated batch of 94 cases distributed in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Rhode Island and sold through specialty pet-retail stores.

The recalled product has the following attributes:
  • 5-lb frozen chubs
  • UPC Code: 0 87316 38440 6
  • Best By Date Code: 15 082218

L monocytogenes can cause serious and even fatal infections in children, the elderly, and immunocompromised individuals. Infection can cause symptoms such as high fever, severe headaches, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain, and diarrhea while also having the potential to cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return it to the retailer for a full refund. For more questions, consumers should contact Northwest Naturals at 866-637-1872.

Carnivore Meat Company, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has recalled 73 cases of its Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs due to possible Salmonella contamination. The recalled products were distributed through independent U.S. retailers, Chewy.com, and Amazon.com.

The recalled product has the following attributes:
  • 1-lb bags
  • Lot Number: 13753
  • Best By Date: 20190614

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. Similarly, veterinary care should be sought for pets that show any of these signs. All contaminated materials should be washed thoroughly.

No illnesses in people or pets have been no reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Further questions should be directed to Carnivore Meat Company at 920-370-6542.

TruPet, of Milford, Ohio, has recalled its 2.5-ounce Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight dog treats due to potential Salmonella contamination. The affected treats were distributed through direct delivery throughout the United States through Chewy.com and TruDog.com.

The recalled product has the following attributes:
  • 2.5-ounce bags
  • Lot Number: 20190514 13753

No illnesses have been reported to date. Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should return it to the place of purchase for a refund. For further questions, consumers should call TruPet at 800-476-8808.

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