Steve’s Real Food Issues Voluntary Recall On Various Products
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of Steve’s Real Food batches of certain flavors of pet food because of concerns about salmonella and listeria contamination.
Steve’s Real Food is issuing a voluntary recall of specific batches of their turducken, emu and beef flavored pet foods because of concerns about possibly salmonella and listeria contamination. The Food & Drug Administration issued a release that said the recall is voluntary on the part of Steve’s Real Food.
Health officials in Washington state contacted the Utah-based company and told them that certain batches of the nationally distributed dog and cat food products tested positive for contamination.
According to the FDA release, Steve’s Real Food conducted tests on their products in which negative results were achieved, but to be cautious and to exercise commitment to safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is choosing to recall the possibly affected products.
Salmonella and listeria can affect animals who eat the contaminated food, and can also affect humans who handle the product. The symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain and fever, and whenever handling raw pet food, experts advise precaution in cleaning routines.
The voluntarily recalled products are as followed, and specific to lot numbers and ‘best by’ dates that are found on the fronts of the bags:
- Steve’s Real Food Turducken– Lot# J155, UPC 6-91730-15304-5
Package size– 5 pounds; Best by date: 6/4/19
- Quest Emu cat food-Lot# B138, UPC 6-91730-17103-2
Package size– 2 pounds; Best by date: 5/18/19
- Quest Beef cat food-Lot# A138, UPC 6-91730-17101-8
Package size: 2 pounds; Best By date: 5/18/19
No illnesses or cases of suspected contamination have been reported but Steve’s Real Food encourages anyone with questions or concerns to contact them at 888-526-1900, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.