Heads up, dog owners: Over the course of just five days, products from four different popular dog-food brands have been recalled nationwide because they are potentially contaminated with Salmonella. It's crucial to note that all recalled products pose a risk not just to the animals who eat the food, but also to the humans who handle and serve the food.
As we all know, Salmonella is nothing to mess around with: Salmonella bacteria can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps for both humans and dogs, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, so if you have a pup at home, check your pet food to make sure it doesn't include any of the recalled products below.
Smokehouse Pet Products: Beefy Munchies
Smokehouse is recalling 4-ounce bags of dog treats labeled as "Beefy Munchies." The bags in question are marked with the product UPC 78565857957, with a best-used-by date of October 25, 2019, stamped on the back.
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Redbarn Pet Products: 7-Inch Bully Stick
Redbarn is recalling its 7-inch Bully Stick three pack. The product in question comes in a 2.4-ounce green plastic bag (see product photo here) marked with an expiration date reading "112120ABC" on the side. The product UPC is 78518425105.
Raws for Paws Dog Food: Ground Turkey Pet Food
Raws for Paws is recalling 5-pound and 1-pound sealed plastic tubes of its Ground Turkey Pet Food, which was packaged into both regular Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases. The products in question have case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The manufacture date of Turkey Pet Food cases is October 12, 2017, and the manufacture dates of Combo Pack cases are between October 12, 2017, and February 2, 2018.
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Darwin’s Natural Pet Products: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs
Darwin's is recalling two of its Darwin’s ZooLogics dog food products: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, which was manufactured on November 2, 2017, and ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, which was manufactured on November 11, 2017 (see product photos here).
If you happen to own any of the above products, the FDA urges you not to feed them to your pets and to either discard them or contact the company about disposal or return instructions.
Let's do out part to keep our furry friends — and ourselves — safe and healthy!