Darwin’s Natural Pet Products has issued a recall of select lots of its Darwin’s Natural Selections dog food due to the potential of Salmonella bacteria contamination.
The affected product, which was shipped to distributors between September and early October 2017, includes 2 lb packages of the following:
- Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs, Lots #39937 and #40507
- Natural Selections Chicken Meals for Dogs, Lot #40727
- Natural Selections Duck Meals for Dogs, Lot #40487
As of now, Darwin’s has not received any reports of illness associated with feeding or handling the affected product, but asks customers and retailers to discontinue use.
Why Is It Recalled?
Through testing, the company determined that the products listed above, have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
Salmonella is a bacterial organism that can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening infections in people, particularly young children, frail or elderly people, and those with weakened immune systems.
There is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Some healthy individuals who are infected may experience fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
In rare circumstances, infections can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe or chronic illness.
According to the FDA, it is uncommon for healthy dogs to become sick from Salmonella.
However, dogs with weakened immune systems (such as puppies or older dogs) have a higher risk of becoming sick.
Pets with infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting.
Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Further information about Salmonella can be found on the Food and Drug Administration website.
Luma-Tech, LLC is in no way affiliated with Darwin’s Pet Food nor any products listed on this article. This article is posted based on public information available on Darwin’s Pet Food December 2017 Recall and is intended as information purposes. Any questions regarding this recall should be directed at Darwin’s Pet Food Company.