A popular raw dog food brand is recalling four lots of their raw dog foods after tests came back positive for Salmonella and/or E. coli O128.
Tests show that Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella. Additionally, their Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs may contain Salmonella and E. coli. According to the FDA, these pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.
What To Look For
Anyone who feeds Darwin’s Natural Pet Products should check their food’s label for the following:
- Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #43887, manufacture date 1/30/2018
- Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44147, manufacture date 2/5/2018
- ZooLogics Chicken Meals with Organic Vegetables for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44037, manufacture date 2/7/2018
- ZooLogics Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Net wt. 2lbs., Lot #44127, manufacture date 2/4/2018
These foods are exclusively sold through a subscription service and customers who have purchased these recalled meals have reportedly been notified by Darwin’s.
A Message From The Company’s Founder
According to founder and president Gary Tashjian:
“Most animal-health experts agree that pets are generally not affected by pathogens like Salmonella or E. coli unless they are already ill with some other condition… While we believe the risk to dogs consuming our products is low, we are sensitive to the FDA’s concern for humans who might become exposed to the pathogens through handling the raw meals.”
As of this time, no illnesses have been reported in connection with these foods.
Feed This Food?
If you have the recalled food, you are urged to safely dispose of in it your regular garbage. Mr. Tashjian says to follow the product label’s instructions and safety guidelines when dealing with raw food and always wash your hands! You may contact Darwin’s for replacement meals by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also call the company at: 866-832-8319. They’re available Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. PT.