February 9, 2018 — Raws for Paws of Minneapolis, MN, is recalling its 5-pound and 1-pound chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Where Was the Product Sold?
The recalled Ground Turkey Pet Food was distributed directly to consumers and via online mail order throughout the following states:
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled product is packaged into 1-pound and 5-pound sealed plastic tubes, also known as chubs.
The chubs are packaged into regular Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases, which contain a variety of pet food products.
The products in question have case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015.
The manufacture date of Turkey Pet Food cases is 10/12/17 and the manufacture dates of Combo Pack cases are between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018.
Two illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem.
What Caused the Recall?
The potential for contamination was noted after testing by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) revealed the presence of Salmonella in some packages of Turkey Pet Food.
Production of the product has been suspended while MDA and the company continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased Turkey Pet Food should discontinue the use of the product.
Contact Raws for Paws to determine if your product is subject to this recall and for more information about disposal or return instructions.
Consumers with questions may contact the company at 612-465-0372.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.