Category Archives: raw pet food

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed -Salmonella – Rapeseed Cake – Raw Petfood – Fish Meal


Salmonella agona in rapeseed cake in the Netherlands


Salmonella in raw petfood from Netherlands in Belgium


Salmonella spp. in fish meal from Morocco in Spain

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – Rapeseed Meal – Frozen Raw Pet Foods

European Food Alerts


Salmonella (in 2 out of 5 samples /25g) in fish meal from Peru, via France in Belgium


Salmonella enterica ser. Fillmore (presence /25g) in rapeseed meal from Romania in Romania


Salmonella enterica ser. Typhimurium (presence /25g) in frozen raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium

Research – Raw pet food microbiology safety risks rise with owner cognitive bias

Pet Food Industry

The optimistic belief that Salmonella only infects other people exemplifies a cognitive bias.

Although still a small portion of the overall pet food market, raw pet food sales grew at faster rates than kibble or conventional wet dog and cat foods during the pandemic. With the rising popularity of raw pet foods, people may believe they are following safe practices more than they…

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Belgium – Rund Menu frozen sausage (dog food) – Salmonella


Recall of Canis Purus
Product: Rund Menu frozen sausage (dog food).
Problem: presence of Salmonella.

In agreement with the AFSCA, Canis Purus is withdrawing from sale the product Rund Menu (frozen sausage – dog food) and is recalling it to consumers because of the presence of Salmonella.

Canis Purus asks its customers not to give this product to their pets and to return it to the point of sale, ANIMALS (Toleikstraat 13, 3960 Bree) where it was purchased. They will be reimbursed.

Product description

– Product name: Rund Menu
– Brand: Canis Purus
– Date of minimum durability (DDM) (“
Best before (or end)”): 01/12/2021 – Batch number: 201201
– Sales period: from 12/01/2020 to 02/19/2021
– Type of packaging: Frozen sausage
– Weight: 500 g / 1000 g

The product was sold via ANIMALS (Toleikstraat 13, 3960 Bree)

For any further information , contact:

Paredis Stef
0032 479 692 721

USA – Bravo Packing, Inc. Recalls All Performance Dog and Ground Beef Raw Pet Food Because of Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk to Humans and Animals


Bravo Packing, Inc. of Carneys Point, NJ is recalling all Ground Beef and Performance Dog, a frozen raw pet food because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella can cause illness in animals eating the products, as well as people who handle contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products, infected animals or any surfaces exposed to these products.  Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, server headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria monocytogenes infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis (an infection of the heart muscle), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms. People who have these symptoms after having contact with this product or an animal that has eaten this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Infected animals including those without symptoms, can also shed Salmonella through their feces and saliva, spreading pathogens into the home environment and to humans and other animals in the household.

No human or animal illnesses have been reported to date.

Bravo Packing, Inc. is voluntarily recalling the products after samples of Performance Dog and a sample of Ground Beef were collected during an FDA inspection, tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Performance Dog generally works with the distributor located in Brooklyn, New York, that fills orders to brick-and-mortar retail stores or to consumers directly nationwide.

Performance Dog and Ground Beef both come frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves. If you have an Ground Beef or Performance Dog, please throw it away. Consumers with questions should contact Bravo Packing, Inc. at 856-299-1044 (Monday – Friday, 9:00AM-2:00PM, EST).

Company Contact Information

Bravo Packing, Inc., Joe Merola

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RASFf Alert- Animal Feed – Salmonella – Raw Petfood

European Food Alerts


Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (in 1 out of 5 samples /25g) in raw petfood from the Netherlands in Belgium

Denmark – Salmonella in Dog Food


Maxi Zoo is recalling a batch of Multifit chicken necks for dogs because salmonella has been found in the product.

Recalled Foods , Published: February 3, 2021

Modified February 3, 2021
Which feed:
Multifit chicken neck ( see picture here )
Net weight: 200 g
Best before date: 28.04.2022
Bar code: 4047777206682
Batch: 261020
Sold in:
Various Maxi Zoo stores
Company recalling:
Maxi Zoo Danmark A / S
Salmonella has been found in the product.
There is a risk that people who handle the feed may be infected with salmonella. The symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, fever and vomiting.
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.

UK – The co-location of food and pet food production Guidance and advice for Food Business Operators and their enforcement agencies Published: December 2020


Click to access guidance-on-co-location-of-food-and-pet-food-production.pdf

Research – Exploring food safety perceptions and self-reported practices of pet owners, providing raw meat-based diets to pets.

Journal of Food Protection

The growing popularity of raw meat-based diets for pets is accompanied by an increasing concern regarding possible health implications of this practice to pet owners, due to the storage and preparation of raw meat. This study aimed to explore pet owners’ knowledge and perceptions about safety of raw meat-based feeding and determine self-reported food safety practices during raw meat-based pet food preparation. An online questionnaire was distributed via social media platforms was completed by pet owners practicing raw meat-based feeding ( n =174). Almost all participants (95%) reported confidence that their pets’ raw meat-based food is safe. Two thirds of respondents (67%) reported to have researched food safety information, regarding raw meat-based feeding, however only 8% asked a veterinarian for food safety advice. Respondents were aware of pathogens that may be present in raw meat-based diets, and of food safety practices, however, they did not report implementation of appropriate food safety practices consistently. Malpractices, such as rinsing raw meat (27%) and lack of segregation (52%) were reported. The risk of foodborne illness to pet owners associated with raw meat-based feeding was perceived to be ‘low’ by 89% of pet owners. Participants perceived low susceptibility to foodborne illness, but high self-efficacy, which may be an indication of ‘optimistic bias’. This study has identified the need for increasing pet owners’ awareness of the possible risks associated with raw meat-based feeding to human health. The provision of comprehensive food safety information, intended to target the perceptions of pet owners identified in this study, is needed to improve pet owners’ food safety practices, to reduce the potential food safety risks associated with raw meat preparation and storage in the domestic environment.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella -Rapeseed Cake – Dog Chews – Raw Pet Food

European Food Alerts


Salmonella (present /15g) in dog chews from Poland in Germany


Salmonella enterica ser. Agona (presence /25g) in rapeseed cake from Belgium in Belgium


Salmonella group B in dog chews from Germany in Germany


Salmonella enterica ser. Infantis (presence /25g) in frozen raw pet food from Germany in Belgium