Steve’s Real Food, a manufacturer of dog food, has issued a voluntary recall for one of their products due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The following product is included in the recall:
Turducken Canine Recipe Patties-8oz Patties in a 5 lb. bag
The patties were distributed from October 2012 to January 2013 in retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York, California, Minnesota, and Tennessee.
According to a FDA press release, the possible contamination was noted after routine sampling by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Salmonella can affect both animals eating the product and humans handling the pet product. If you or your pet had contact with the recalled product, you are advised to watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. Consumers or pets experiencing these symptoms are urged to contact a medical professional.
At the time of this release there have been no illnesses reported associated with this recall. Production of the product has been suspended while the investigation to find the source of the problem continues. No other Steve’s Real Food products have been affected.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled product should stop using it immediately and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Pet owners may also contact the company at 801-540-848 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM Mountain Standard Time with any questions or concerns related to the dog food recall.