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RECALL ALERT: Go Raw Cat Food Tests Positive for Salmonella


Go Raw LLC, parent company of Steve’s Real Food, has issued a recall on its 2 lb. bags of “Quest Frozen Beef Diet” cat food. The recall came after a sample taken by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture tested positive for Salmonella, “an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems,” according to the FDA.

Affected bags bear the UPC 6-91730-17101-8, Lot N128 and were distributed to retail stores nationally. Please return any purchased bags to the store where purchased for a full refund. For questions or concerns, contact Go Raw at (801) 432-7478, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4pm MST.

Provided by FDA.gov

Go Raw, LLC conducted their own laboratory testing, but found no traces of Salmonella in the samples taken. However, the safety of cats consuming their product is the company’s number one concern. This concern pressed Go Raw, LLC to issue the voluntary recall.

No Reported Illnesses

While there are no reported illnesses at this time, please follow the safety handling tips printed on the bag when disposing of the product. Animals eating the food are at risk of illness, as well as humans handling the food. Be sure to wash hands thoroughly after handling the product. Also clean any surfaces that have come in contact with the food in question.

Salmonella Infection Symptoms

Typical symptoms of Salmonella poisoning are:

  • fever
  • stomach cramps
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea

The FDA advises of rarely occurring symptoms such as “arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.” Seek medical care for any of the symptoms related to a possible Salmonella infection.

For animals who have consumed Quest Frozen Beef Diet, watch for:

  • lethargy
  • fever
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea

Watch your cat for symptoms. Take any animal displaying symptoms of Salmonella infection to a veterinarian as soon as possible. The FDA also wants consumers to be aware, “infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.”

Voluntary Recall

Again, this is a voluntary recall. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture takes small samples from large batches of product, meaning the Salmonella bacteria found only infected a small portion. But, as stated before, your cat’s safety is of utmost important. Please dispose of affected product safely and monitor yourself and feline for symptoms.

Visit FDA.gov for further updates.

H/T: FDA.gov
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