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More Dog Food Recalls Due To Listeria and Salmonella

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Last Friday, TruPet and Northwest Naturals recalled lots of their dog foods and treats, when salmonella was found in TruPet’s Treat Me Crunchy Beef Delight treats and listeria was found in Northwest Naturals 5-pound frozen Chicken and Salmon Chubs. The products were found by the Michigan Department of Agriculture but are sold in several states. The lot number for the TruPet treats is No. 201905143753 and the best by date for the Chicken and Salmon Chubs by Northwest Naturals is 15 082218.

Related: FDA Issues Recalls For Several Raw Pet Food Companies

Now, more dog food companies are recalling foods–the latest is Carnivore Meat Company, who said they are recalling their Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entree for Dogs because salmonella was found in a retail batch. This was also found by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and involves cases of Vital Essentials that are from lot number 13753.

Salmonella can manifest in some pretty serious ways in both animals who eat the food as well as people who handle the food or surfaces where affected food has been. Symptoms of salmonella in dogs can be vomiting, bloody diarrhea, fever and lethargy. It’s important that anyone who feeds their pets should always maintain good hygiene and wash their hands after.
The last few weeks have been tough for dog food companies, as not only have several food recalls come out because of listeria and/or salmonella, but some have even been found to contain trace amounts of the drug pentobarbital, which is a drug given to pets when euthanizing. The FDA is investigating those pet foods made by parent company J.M. Smucker, and they are part of a list of several recalls since the beginning of February.
Additional recalls are: Raws for Paws ground turkey; Smokehouse Beefy Munchies treats–all lots, varieties and best-by dates; Arrow Reliance/Darwin’s Natural ZooLogics Duck with Vegetable and Chicken with Vegetable meals for dogs; and Redbarn 7-inch Bully Sticks.
The FDA recommends any concerns about dog foods should be addressed with the food manufacturer as well as the state department of agriculture and the FDA.

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