RECALL: Steve’s Real Food
Steve’s Real Food (of Salt Lake City, UT) issued a voluntary recall on September 7th for 3 separate product lots: Turducken Recipe dog food (5-lb bags), Quest Emu Diet cat food and Quest Beef Diet cat food (both in 2-lb bags) for potential salmonella or listeria contamination.
Why the Recall
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling by the Washington Department of Agriculture positively revealed the presence of the bacteria. Subsequent testing by the Company resulted in negative results for both salmonella and listeria. No illnesses have been reported to date.
The recall specifically involves:
What You Should Know About Salmonella
Salmonella poses a risk to animals ingesting the affected product (including dogs and cats) and can also be transmitted to humans. Pets infected with salmonella may display symptoms including:
- Lethargy and shock;
- Diarrhea (which may last up to 3-4 weeks or longer);
- Weight Loss;
- Dehydration; and
- Mucus in stool.
What You Should Know About Listeria Monocytogenes
Listeria monocytogenes poses a risk to both animals ingesting the affected product and humans (if they do not thoroughly wash their hands after coming into contact with a contaminated product). Pets infected with listeria may display symptoms including:
- Mild to severe diarrhea;
- Nervous, muscular and respiratory system issues;
- Depression; and
- Shock and even death.
Infected animals can also serve as sources of infection to other household animals and humans.
What to do Next
Consumers with any of the recalled products should immediately return it to their retailer, where it was purchased, for a full refund. Consumers with questions can contact Steve’s Real Food at 888-526-1900 (Monday-Friday: 9am-4pm Mountain).
Source: FDA: Steve’s Real Food Recall