Category Archives: raw pet food

Denmark – Salmonella in raw dog food


Vom og Hundemat Danmark is recalling all products from TASTE 100% lamb, as routine inspections in Norway have detected salmonella in one of the raw materials.

Recalled Foods , Published: May 2, 2022

Which feed:
TASTE 100% Lamb sausages
Net weight: 500 grams
Best before date: All dates

Which feed:
KEY 100% Lamb meatballs
Net weight: 560 g.
Best before date: All dates
Sold in:
Pet dealers throughout the country.
Company recalling:
Vom og Hundemat Danmark, Heldagervej 24, 5700 Svendborg
During routine inspections in Norway, it has been possible to detect Salmonella in one of the raw materials for the products.
As this is pet food, there is a risk of infection with salmonella in humans. If you or your animal gets symptoms, contact your own doctor or veterinarian.
Advice for consumers:
The Danish Veterinary and Food Administration advises consumers to deliver the product back to the store where it was purchased or to discard it.

RASFF Alert – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Premix NutriBlend Plus Dry – Raw Dog Food


Salmonella spp. in premix NutriBind Plus Dry from Germany in Belgium


Salmonella Diarizonae in raw dog feed from Norway in Denmark, France, Germany, Lithuania, Norway Sweden, Switzerland and the UK

USA – District Court Orders New Jersey Company to Stop Distribution of Adulterated Pet Food Contaminated with Salmonella


This order is on the back of several recalls from this company for Salmonella

A federal court today ordered a Carneys Point, New Jersey company to stop distributing adulterated pet food in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).

In a complaint filed March 15, the United States alleged that Bravo Packing Inc., and its owners and operators, Joseph Merola and Amanda Lloyd, violated the FDCA by distributing adulterated animal food and by causing animal food to become adulterated while held for sale. The complaint alleged that samples collected during U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) inspections of the Bravo facility in July 2019 and April 2021 contained Salmonella, a pathogenic microorganism that can cause the illness known as salmonellosis in both humans and animals. Salmonella can be transferred from animal food to humans through handling of the food, or directly from infected animals to humans. Salmonellosis can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps that last several days in healthy adults. Absent prompt treatment, salmonellosis can cause severe dehydration and even death in infants, young children, the elderly, transplant recipients, pregnant women and individuals with weakened immune systems.

“Animal food manufacturers must ensure that their products are safe,” said Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Brian M. Boynton, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division. “The department will continue to work closely with the FDA to ensure that pet food is manufactured in compliance with the law.”

“The food we give our pets should be safe for them to eat and safe for people to handle,” said Director Steven Solomon, DVM, MPH of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. “The FDA has taken this action to protect public health because, despite multiple inspections, notifications of violations and recalls, this firm continued to operate under insanitary conditions and produce pet food contaminated with harmful bacteria. We will not tolerate firms that put people or animals at risk and will take enforcement actions when needed.”

The defendants agreed to settle the suit and be bound by a consent decree of permanent injunction. The negotiated consent decree requires, among other things, that the defendants stop receiving, processing, manufacturing, preparing, packing, holding and distributing adulterated pet food until they take specific remedial measures and demonstrate to the FDA that they will comply with federal law.

The government was represented by Trial Attorney Noah T. Katzen of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch, with the assistance of Tara Boland of the FDA’s Office of Chief Counsel. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Jersey also provided assistance.

Additional information about the Consumer Protection Branch and its enforcement efforts may be found at

UK – Republic of Munchery Ltd recalls pet feed because of the presence of Salmonella


Republic of Munchery Limited is recalling several pet feed products because of the presence of salmonella in one of the ingredients used to manufacture the products listed below.

Product details

Wilsons Cold Pressed Haggis
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before 07 January 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Succulent Chicken
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 15 December 2022 up to and including 17 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Grass Fed Lamb
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 13 December 2022 up to and including 10 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Clear Water Salmon
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 15 December 2022 up to and including 23 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Farmhouse Turkey and Duck
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 10 December 2022 up to and including 22 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Highland Venison and Trout
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 16 December 2022 up to and including 14 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Wild White Fish
Pack size 2kg and 10kg
Best before All dates from 14 December 2022 up to and including 2 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Working Dog Beef
Pack size 15kg
Best before All dates from 13 December 2022 up to and including 23 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Working Dog Chicken
Pack size 15kg
Best before All dates from 14 December 2022 up to and including 23 February 2023
Wilsons Cold Pressed Working Dog Pork
Pack size 15kg
Best before All dates from 20 December 2022 up to and including 21 February 2023

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The products could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of salmonella, either through direct handling of the product, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals.

Action taken by the company

Republic of Munchery Ltd is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund or contact Republic of Munchery Ltd for further advice by calling 01250798298 or emailing them at

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Organic Soya Press – Raw Cat Petfood


Salmonella Abaetetuba in organic soya press cake from China in Belgium, Germany and Netherlands


Salmonella Infantis in raw petfood for cats from the Netherlands in Belgium and France

Research – Using lactic acid to control Salmonella in raw dog food

Pet Food Processing

Can encapsulated and raw acidulants help to control Salmonella in raw meat-based dog foods? Samuel Kiprotich, a Ph.D. student at Kansas State University (KSU), presented his research on this topic at the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) Pet Food Conference on Jan. 25, held in conjunction with International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga.

Kiprotich noted that current methods of achieving kill steps for raw diets, such as high pressure pasteurization and irradiation, can be costly. The purpose of his study is to find a more inexpensive way to control foodborne pathogens, looking specifically at organic acids such as citric acid and lactic acids.

When incorporated into a raw meat-based pet food formula, organic acids can “shock” the product, causing discoloration and syneresis, Kiprotich explained. Encapsulating the organic acid, or coating it with edible vegetable oil, would allow it to be released more slowly into the product, “giving us the antimicrobial protection that we want without damaging the product,” he said.

Kiprotich’s study was conducted in two parts over a 22-day storage period: one to determine the efficacy of encapsulated and dry-plated lactic acids in controlling growth and survival of Salmonella enterica in a raw pet food, and another to monitor pH progression to measure acidity.

The experiment included two types of lactic acids — encapsulated and dry-plated — and three treatment levels for each acidulent: 1%, 2% and 3%. Two control diets formulated without acidulants were used, in which the positive control was inoculated with Salmonella, and the negative control was not inoculated.

USA – Massachusetts cases of Salmonella linked to dog treats


BOSTON — The Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) is advising consumers who have any Dog Gone Dog Treats to dispose of them. There have been three cases of salmonellosis (infection with the Salmonella bacteria) linked to individuals handling these dog treats. The cases include two adults in their 70s and a child; all are residents of Essex County. One open bag from a customer and several unopened bags purchased last week all tested positive for Salmonella at the State Public Health Laboratory.

Dog Gone Dog Treats are made in Georgetown, include “chicken chips” and beef liver and sweet potato chips, and are sold at Essex County Co-Op in Topsfield, New England Dog Biscuit Company in Salem, Gimme Chews & Moore in Haverhill, and Animal Krackers in Gloucester. These treats are dehydrated and are not fully cooked.

All stores have been ordered to remove any existing product from their shelves and no additional product is currently being made. People get Salmonella if they eat or handle food that has been contaminated with the bacteria and the food has not been properly handled, prepared, or cooked. Salmonella is common in uncooked food products from animals, such as eggs, poultry, and unpasteurized milk. People who get the germs on their hands can infect themselves by eating, smoking, or touching their mouths. They can also spread the germs to anyone or anything they touch, including food.

Most people with an infection will have diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps that can last up to a week; severe disease is possible but uncommon. Although treatment is not always necessary, people who have weakened immune systems, very young children, adults over 65, and those experiencing severe symptoms should talk to their healthcare providers about treatment. Individuals should consult with their healthcare provider if they have symptoms after contact with the dog treats or an animal that has eaten the dog treats.

Dogs that become ill from Salmonella infection may experience diarrhea that can contain blood or mucus, may seem more tired than usual, and may have a fever or vomit. It is also possible for dogs to have Salmonella infection and not appear sick. Those concerned that their dogs may have become ill after eating the treats should consult their veterinarians.

The best way to prevent Salmonella infection from pet food or treats is to:

  • Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds with soap and water right after handling pet food or treats or having contact with animal feces (stool), especially before preparing, serving, or eating foods or drinks, or before preparing baby bottles.
  • Store pet food and treats away from where human food is stored or prepared, and away from young children.
  • Children under 5 should not touch or eat pet food or treats.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that the pet treats may have touched. Salmonella can survive several weeks in dry environments.
  • Don’t let your dog lick your mouth and face after eating. If you do, wash your hands and any other parts of your body they may have licked with soap and water.
  • The CDC does not recommend feeding raw diets to pets as they have been found to contain germs, including Salmonella, that can make pets and humans sick.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Feeder Mice – Rapeseed Extraction Meal


Salmonella spp. in rapeseed extraction meal from Germany in the Netherlands


Salmonella detected in Feeder Mice from Lithuania in the UK, Poland and Netherlands

USA- Raw Pet Food Recalled due to Salmonella

Food Poison Journal

Woody’s Pet Food Deli of Minneapolis, MN is recalling Raw Cornish Hen pet food “With Supplements” sticker due to a Salmonella health risk.

The product was distributed in the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

RASFF Alert- Animal Feed – Salmonella – Raw Petfood


Salmonella Typhimurium in raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium