A pet food manufacturer out of Minneapolis, Minnesota has issued a recalled due to the potential risk that some of its product is contaminated with Salmonella.
Raws for Paws has recalled 4,000 pounds of its 5-pound and 1-pound chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food due to the contamination.
Usual symptoms associated with Salmonella include diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps. Humans who may have handled the contaminated pet food are at risk of infection, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling the product, according to The Epoch Times.
In rare occasions, a Salmonella infection can result in more serious conditions, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
According to the FDA, at its worst, a Salmonella infection can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and then to other body sites, ultimately leading to death in the individual.
Pets infected with Salmonella may have diarrhea or act lethargically and possess a fever accompanied with vomiting. A loss of appetite may also be a symptom. Pets who seem otherwise healthy may be a carrier of Salmonella and infect other animals or humans.
The recalled Ground Turkey Pet Food was distributed through Minnesota, Iowa and Wisconsin, and sent out to consumers directly or through online mail orders, according to The Epoch Times.
The products were packaged into 1-pound or 5-pound sealed plastic tubes and sold as Turkey Pet Food cases and Pet Food Combo Pack cases. Two illnesses have been reported so far.
Consumers who have purchased Turkey Pet Food should stop using the product immediately and contact Raws for Paws to determine if their product is included in the recall. Those persons with questions may call 612-465-0372 for questions.
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