USA – Pet foods recalled over Salmonella, Listeria contamination

AVMA 

Two companies are recalling raw pet foods linked with salmonellosis and listeriosis in people and pets.

Together, contamination in the products has been linked with two illnesses in children and at least six reports of illnesses in pets, including one in which a kitten died, according to notices published in February by the Food and Drug Administration.

Christofersen Meats Co., doing business as Swanson Meats of Minneapolis, recalled 1- and 5-pound sealed plastic tubes of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets manufactured Oct. 12, 2017, because of potential contamination with Salmonella serotype Reading. One of two children sickened developed septicemia and osteomyelitis, and the same Salmonella strain was isolated from the children and four samples of the pet food.

The products were packaged in Turkey Pet Food cases bearing codes of 9900008 or 9900009 and Pet Food Combo Pack cases bearing codes 9900014 or 9900015.

Arrow Reliance issued four recalls between Oct. 17, 2016, and Feb. 10, 2018, for ZooLogics and Darwin’s Natural foods linked with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella infections in pets. The FDA received six complaints of illnesses in dogs and cats, some involving multiple animals.

The most recent recall involves potential Salmonella contamination in ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs from lot 41957 and ZooLogics Chicken with Vegetable Meals for dogs from lot 41567.

The full list of recalled products is available at http://jav.ma/FDAfoodrecalls.

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