Category Archives: Salmonella Dog Food

Belgium – Recall of Kivo Petfood BV – Salmonella


Recall of Kivo Petfood BV
Product: “Kivo Kip Compleet”, “Kivo Kip-Vis Compleet” & “Kivo Pens-Kip mix” (frozen products) pet food of the Kivo Petfood BV brand.
Problem: possible presence of Salmonella Typhimurium in raw animal feed.

In agreement with the AFSCA, Kivo Petfood BV is withdrawing the products “kip compleet”, “kip-vis compleet” & “pens-kip mix” from sale and is recalling them to consumers due to the possible presence of salmonella.

Kivo Petfood BV asks its customers not to use these products and to return it to the point of sale where they were purchased for reimbursement.

Product description:

– Product names: kip compleet, kip-vis compleet & pens-kip mix (frozen products)
– Brand: Kivo Petfood BV
– Kivo Kip Compleet Batch number 210917, “darmcode” 250624
– Kivo Kip- Vis Compleet Lot number 210917, ”darmcode” 20210101002
– Kivo Pens-Kip mix Lot number 210917, “darmcode” 260721
– Date of minimum durability (DDM): 03-2023
– Sale period: from 17-09-2021 to 01- 10-2021
– Weight: 500g & 1000g

The products were distributed by 4dogs and cats (Genkersteenweg 80B, 3500 Hasselt).

For any further information , contact:

Customer Service Kivo Petfood BV on +31 (0) 40 – 253 03 66

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Tuna Flour – Raw Dog Food


Presence of Salmonella spp in Tuna Flour from Spain in Italy and Greece


Salmonella (in 3 out of 5 samples /25g) in frozen raw dog food from Germany in Austria

USA – Top Quality Dog Food Recalls Batch Of “Beef HVM” 1-Pound Packages with Lot Number 071521, Because of Possible Salmonella, Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk


Top Quality Dog, Beef HVM, 1 lb.


Company Announcement Date:
FDA Publish Date:
Product Type:
Animal & Veterinary
Reason for Announcement:
Potential Salmonella & Listeria monocytogenes contamination
Company Name:
Top Quality Dog Food
Brand Name:
Top Quality Dog
Product Description:
Beef HVM

Company Announcement

Top Quality Dog Food of Hyattsville, MD is recalling “Beef HVM” 1-pound packages due to the potential of Salmonella spp.Listeria monocytogenes.   Salmonella, Listeria, can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans 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.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for 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, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, vulnerable or elderly people, and others with compromised immune systems. Healthy people may suffer short-term symptoms such as fever, headaches, stiffness, abdominal pain, and diarrhea. Listeria monocytogenes infections pose a serious threat to pregnant woman, as it can lead to miscarriages and stillbirths. Listeria monocytogenes infections are uncommon in pets, but they are possible. Symptoms may include mild to severe diarrhea; anorexia; fever; nervous, muscular, and respiratory signs; abortion; depression; shock; and death. Healthy people should monitor themselves and their pets for symptoms.

The recalled “Beef HVM” was distributed in DC, MD, VA, DE, PA, MA, CT, and SC and product was distributed through mail order and direct delivery from 7/27/21 to 8/2/21. The “Beef HVM” comes in a 1-pound package marked with lot #071521 on the bottom right corner of the label.

No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the “Beef HVM” 1-pound packages in question.

The contamination was noted after a state surveillance sample revealed the presence of SalmonellaListeria monocytogenes, in some 1-pound. packages of Beef HVM. The remaining “Beef HVM” batch in our possession has been quarantined and we have discontinued the distribution of this batch while FDA and our company continue their investigation as to the source of the contamination.

We have already contacted those who have received this lot number based on our records. We encourage all customers who received this product to dispose of any unused product immediately.

If you find the “Beef HVM” 1-pound package that shows the lot number: 071521 in your possession, we urge you to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Top Quality Dog Food LLC


Business Hours: We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST.

Company Contact Information

Top Quality Dog Food LLC
Top Quality Dog Food
 (240) 582-3266

Research – Raw Meat-Based Pet Feeding and Food Safety: Netnography Study of Pet Owner Comments and Review of Manufacturers’ Information Provision

Journal of Food Protection

Feeding raw meat to domestic pets is a popular practice. Because of the potential food safety implications associated with handling raw meat, concerns about pet owner health have increased. For this study, a netnographic content analysis approach was used to analyze posts from ‘PetForums Community’ online archives, relating to ‘raw meat-based feeding’ and ‘food safety’ ( n =308). UK manufacturer/supplier websites ( n =33) were reviewed for provision of food safety information relating to raw meat-based pet feeding. The data were analyzed using qualitative thematic approach and quantitative methods. Pet owner forum comments indicated potential malpractices and indifference towards the possible food safety hazards when preparing raw meat-based pet food. Many were risk aware but indicated confusion regarding appropriate food safety practices. Although emotional concern about the safety of the pets and children was expressed, contracting a foodborne disease was not perceived as a personal risk. Additionally, the review identified that the majority (61%) of manufacturer/supplier websites failed to provide any food safety instructions or warnings to pet owners regarding raw meat-based pet food. Information was inconsistent and varied between sources. The most comprehensive sources of information were provided by manufacturers approved by the UK Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association. This is the first netnography study to explore pet owner online reports and the provision of food safety information, related to raw pet feeding. Findings suggest pet owners may not fully appreciate the potential risks associated with raw meat-based pet feeding. Consequently, there is a need for credible and consistent strategies to inform the pet owners about potential implications associated with feeding raw meat to pets, as well as about safe food handling practices.

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Dog Chews – Poultry Feed – Poultry Meal


Salmonella Infantis and Enterobacteriaceae in dog chews from Germany in Austria


Salmonella Agona in feed for poultry from Belgium in France


Salmonella in poultry meal from the UK in Belgium

RASFF Alerts – Animal Feed – Salmonella – Fish Meal – MSM Chicken – MDM Rabbit – Pig Ear Dog Chews


Salmonella typhimurium in dog chews (pig ears) from Germany in Iceland.


Salmonella in frozen mechanically separated (MSM) chicken meat cat 3 from the Netherlands in Belgium


Salmonella in rabbit mechanically deboned meat (MDM) cat 3 from Denmark in Belgium


Salmonella in fish meal from Morocco in Spain

UK – Raw Pet Food company recalls five products following Salmonella contamination

Vet Times

A pet food manufacturer has recalled several of its product lines containing duck after they were discovered to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has announced that raw pet food company Natural Instinct has recalled five of its products.

Full refund

Advice published by the FSA says: “If you have bought any of the affected products do not use them.

“Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use.

“Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals.

“Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food, especially ready to eat foods. Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross-contamination of foods and surfaces.”

Affected products

The affected products are:

  • Working Dog Duck – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Pure Duck – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Working Dog Puppy – 1kg and 2 × 500g
  • Duck Carcass – Pack of 2
  • Duck Necks – Pack of 6

Iceland – Salmonella in pork ears for pets


The company Petmark ehf has, in consultation with the Food Administration, recalled pig semen for pets after salmonella was detected in a sample. These are unpacked pork ears that were sold by choice in the stores Gæludý and Bendir for the past four weeks (1.5.2021-6.6.2021). 

Product information:

  • Product name: Pork ear
  • Importer: Petmark ehf, Völuteig 6, 270 Mosfellsbær.
  • Country of manufacture: Germany
  • Manufacturer: Be-So GmbH
  • Lot number / best for dates: 13.5.2022. NOTE no packaging. The recall applies to pig semen purchased at Gæludý and Bendi last year. 4 weeks
  • Storage conditions: Ambient
  • Distribution: Points and stores Gæludý


Those who have purchased the product are asked to return it to the point of sale or discard it.

Related material

UK – Happy Hounds Wales Ltd recalls frozen raw dog food products due to the presence of Salmonella


Happy Hounds Wales Ltd is recalling certain types of frozen raw dog food because of the presence of salmonella in the products.

Product details

Frozen Beef Mince 993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 993
Best before 31/05/2022
Frozen Lamb & Beef 992/993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 992/993
Best before 31/05/2022
Frozen Turkey and Beef 991/993
Pack size 1kg
Batch code 991/993
Best before 01/06/2022
Frozen Diced Heart
Pack size 1.5kg
Batch code 993
Best before 01/06/2022

Risk statement

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

In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.

Action taken by the company

Happy Hounds is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. 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

(pet owners): 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.

When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash their hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross-contamination of foods and surfaces.

USA- Recalled: A Single Lot of Freshpet Select Small Dog – Salmonella


Maker: Freshpet, Inc.
Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA alert dated June 13, 2021 (archived here)
What was recalled: Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food, 1 lb., UPC # 627975012939, with sell by date of Oct. 30, 2021 and Lot Code 1421FBP0101

Only the dog food listed above — with the exact UPC, sell by date and lot code — is part of this recall, and no other Freshpet products are affected.