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Frozen dog food recalled in 21 states due to possible Salmonella contamination

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(Meredith) – Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is voluntarily recalling their five-pound “Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe” in 21 states due to possible Salmonella contamination.

The recall was initiated after Steve’s Real Food was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that a retail sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella.

The recall was issued in the following states:

  1. California
  2. Colorado
  3. Connecticut
  4. Iowa
  5. Kansas
  6. Florida
  7. Maryland
  8. Michigan
  9. Minnesota
  10. Missouri
  11. North Dakota
  12. Nebraska
  13. New Jersey
  14. Nevada
  15. New York
  16. Oregon
  17. Pennsylvania
  18. Texas
  19. Utah
  20. Virginia
  21. Washington

Fifty-two cases of this product were distributed between June 27, 2017, and July 15, 2017.

[Related: What is Salmonella and why does it make me sick?]

The affected product was sold frozen in five-pound bags. Those bags affected by this recall are identified with the following UPC codes and the “Best by” date located on the bag.

Lot# UPC Best By Date
E-178 6-91730-15303-8 September 9, 2018

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

[Click Here To View The Recall On The FDA's Website]

However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the packaging when disposing of the affected product.

Symptoms to watch for in humans

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products.

Symptoms of infection in people include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea/bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including:

  • Arterial infections
  • Endocarditis
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle pain
  • Eye irritation
  • Urinary tract symptoms

If you are exhibiting any of these signs after having contact with this product, you should contact your healthcare provider.

Symptoms to watch for in pets

Pets with Salmonella infections may:

  • Become lethargic
  • Have diarrhea/bloody diarrhea
  • Contract a fever
  • Vomit
  • have a decreased appetite
  • Have 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.

I bought the food. Now what?

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code of any 5lb frozen turkey nuggets. Any product with the noted lot code should be returned to the specialty retailer where the product was purchased for a full refund.

Consumers with questions may contact Steve’s Real Food at 888-526-1900, Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. MTN.


Information for this article was provided by the Food and Drug Administration.

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