December 14, 2017

RECALL: Cat and Dog Foods Recalled for Salmonella Risk

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has issued a recall for several lots of both cat and dog meals due to the risk for Salmonella infection—which can affect both pets and people.
By American Veterinarian Editorial Staff
Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has voluntarily recalled several lots of its Natural Selections meals for both dogs and cats due to the risk for Salmonella infection in pets and humans.

Pet owners who have handled the affected products are 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, and headache. Veterinary care should be sought for pets that show any of these signs. All contaminated materials should be washed thoroughly.

The 5 recalled lots of Natural Selections Meals for Dogs include the following:
  • Natural Selections Turkey With Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, net wt. 2 lb. Mfg. Date 08/24/17, Lot No. 39937 
  • Two lots of Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs, net wt. 2 lb., Mfg. Date 08/24/17, Lot No. 39937, and Mfg. Date 09/20/17, Lot No. 40507 
  • Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, net wt. 2 lb. Mfg. Date 09/29/17, Lot No. 40487 
  • Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, net wt. 2 lb., Mfg. Date 09/26/17, Lot No. 40727

The 1 recalled lot of Natural Selections Meals for Cats includes the following:
  • Natural Selections Duck Meals for Cats, frozen, 2 lb. net wt., Mfg. Date 06/01/17, Lot No. 38277

Darwin products are sold and shipped directly to the customer, and all recalled products were shipped to customers in September and early October.

The recall was issued after laboratory testing detected Salmonella in samples of these products. All customers who purchased affected products were notified of the recalls by email, with telephone follow-up when necessary, according to Darwin.



Although no public recall was issued, information regarding the affected products was posted to Darwin’s Facebook page. The company also wrote that it is re-evaluating its current process for testing products.

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