Redbarn Pet Products is voluntarily recalling it's Redbarn's 7-inch Bully Stick three pack, because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The 6 animal cases have been linked to Darwin's Natural and ZooLogics pet foods, which are manufactured by Tukwila, Wash. -based Arrow Reliance, a company that has issued at least 4 recalls for salmonella or listeria since October 2016.
Products from the company like Duck with Vegetable Meals for Dogs and Chicken with Vegetable Meals for Dogs were recalled because they may be contaminated with salmonella, according to the FDA.
Both lots were sold through online stores and the recall appeared after a dog did test positive for infestation with salmonella, together with positive results for Darwin's Natural food eaten.
Arrow Reliance/Darwin's Natural has notified its customers directly of the recalls, but has so far not issued any public notice announcing this or any of the previous recalls.
The FDA said the latest recall was sparked by a complaint that an adult dog that had recurring diarrhea over a nine-month period.
Both the FDA and the Washington State Department of Agriculture are investigating. Food by Raws for Paws, which was found by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to contain salmonella, also was recalled. Salmonella recovered from the kitten was indistinguishable from the Salmonella found in a closed package of Darwin's food from the same lot that was fed to the animal, according to the agency.
This does not just pose a threat to animals, but also to humans who handle the food.
Pets do not always display symptoms of Salmonella, FDA said, and can transmit Salmonella to humans without showing any signs of the illness themselves.
The product affected was packaged in Turkey Pet Food cases with the manufacture date of 10/12/2017 and Combo Pack cases with a manufacture date between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018.
What Do Consumers Need To Do?
One child became seriously ill with septicemia (blood infection) and osteomyelitis, a painful and serious bone infection, FDA reported. Consumers who purchased this raw pet food should throw it away.
Consumers who had this product in their homes should clean their refrigerator and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. If so, dispose of them immediately.
No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported, Redbarn said.
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