A raw dog food company is recalling some of their pet foods due to potential Salmonella contamination. Raws for Paws, a Minnesota-based company, pulled their food after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) found Salmonella in some packages of their Turkey Pet Food.
What Pet Parents Should Know
As of February 9, 2018, two illnesses have been reported in connection with the raw turkey meal. It’s unclear whether they were canine or human.
According to the Food and Drug Administration’s recall notice, the Raws for Paws Turkey Pet Food was distributed throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Iowa. Plus, through online mail orders.
This product is currently being pulled while MDA and company officials continue their investigation. They’re working to figure out the source of the problem.
What To Look For
The recalled food comes in sealed plastic tubes in sizes 1 or 5 pounds. Lookout for their Turkey Pet Food and Pet Food Combo Pack cases.
The recalled products have the following case codes:
You can also identify the potentially contaminated food by their lot numbers:
When searching your pet’s food, also be on the lookout for manufacture dates between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018.
Feed This Food? Here’s What You Can Do
Anyone who purchased the Raw for Paws Turkey Pet Food should stop using it immediately and contact the company to find out if their product falls within the recall. If you have any questions, you can call Raws for Paws at 612-465-0372.
The Risk of Salmonella
Salmonella is a bacterial disease that can affect animals who eat contaminated foods and humans who either eat or handle contaminated foods. Pets with Salmonella infections may experience the following symptoms:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite