ALERT: Several Dog and Cat Food Products Have Been Recalled Due to Health Risks (UPDATED)

Here are the steps you should take if you think you’ve been exposed.

UPDATE (March 28, 2018 10:15am) Blue Ridge Beef and Milo's Kitchen have recently announced recalls of pet foods and treats for salmonella and listeria concerns, as well as elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone respectively. 

Blue Ridge Beef

Products being recalled: BRB Complete and Kitten Grind

Concern: The FDA found Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes in the raw, frozen dog food and the kitten formula listed above.

Identifying details: Dog owners should look for BRB Complete 2-pound “chubs” with Lot #GA0131 and a manufacturing date of Jan. 31, 2018 and cat owners should look for Lot #GA1102 of Kitten Grind raw pet food with a manufacturing date of Nov. 2, 2017. Both products were distributed in FL, GA, SC, TN and NC. 

Milo's Kitchen (J.M. Smucker, parent company)

Products being recalled: Milo's Kitchen Steak Grillers and Milo's Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon

Concern: These dog treats potentially contain elevated levels of beef thyroid hormone — this can cause increased thirst, urination and heart rate, weight loss and restlessness in dogs; prolonged consumption may lead to vomiting, diarrhea and rapid or labored breathing.

Identifying details: Look for Milo's Kitchen Steak Grillers/Steak Grillers Recipe with Angus Steak in 10-ounce, 18-ounce and 22-ounce bags, with best-if-used-by dates of Nov. 15, 2018, and April 26, 2019. The recall also includes 15-ounce bags of Milo's Kitchen Grilled Burger Bites with Sweet Potato and Bacon with an expiration date of Nov. 19, 2018. 

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There are few things more frightening than learning that a recall has affected you — especially if it is a product related to your four-legged friend. But there’s no reason to fly into a panic; many contaminations are caught before they become widespread, and there are simple steps you can take to keep you (and your pets) safe.

But first thing’s first: Check and see if you have come into contact with any of the affected products.

The following dog foods and treats have recently tested positive for Salmonella, which is not only dangerous to pets, but to humans who have had contact with the products. Symptoms (which are similar in humans and animals) include lethargy, fever, body aches, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramping and diarrhea.

Steve’s Real Food

Products being recalled: 5-pound Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe dog food 

Concern: Salmonella contamination

Identifying details: The product was distributed to retail pet food stores in states of CA, CO, CT, IA, KS, FL, MD, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, NJ, NV, NY, OR, PA, TX, UT, VA, and WA. According to the recall, 52 cases of the product was distributed between June 27, 2017 and July 15, 2017.

Consumers can identify the recalled 5-pound bags of Steve’s Real Food branded “Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe” by looking for lot number E 178, the UPC number 6-91730-15303-8 and a best-by date of Sept. 27, 2018. 

Raws for Paws Dog Food

Products being recalled: 5-pound and 1-pound chubs of Ground Turkey Pet Food

Concern: Salmonella contamination

Identifying details: The products have case codes of 9900008, 9900009, 9900014, and 9900015. The manufacture date of Turkey Pet Food cases is 10/12/2017 and the manufacture dates of Combo Pack cases are between 10/12/2017 and 2/2/2018.

Red Barn Pet Products

Products being recalled: Redbarn Naturals 7-inch Bully Stick Dog Chews 3-pack

Concern: Salmonella contamination

Identifying details: The product comes in a 2.4 ounce, green plastic bag marked with an expiration date of 112120ABC stamped on the side, with the UPC #7 85184 25105 8.

Darwin’s Dog Food

Products being recalled: Darwin’s ZooLogics dog food

Concern: Salmonella contamination

Identifying details: ZooLogics Chicken and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, manufactured 11/2/17; ZooLogics Duck and Vegetable Meals for Dogs, manufactured 11/16/17.

Smokehouse Pet Products

Products being recalled: 4-ounce bags of “Beefy Munchies” dog treats

Concern: Salmonella contamination

Identifying details: The product in question comes in 4-ounce packages with UPC Code: 78565857957; Lot number: 449294; and Best Used By Date: 10/25/19 (stamped in back).

If you have come into contact with any of the potentially contaminated products, here’s how to proceed:

  1. Stop feeding these products to your pet immediately.
  2. If you (or anyone else who feeds your dog) has had contact with the products and are experiencing Salmonella symptoms, see a doctor immediately.
  3. If your pet has had contact with the products, take them to a vet immediately. Animals can be affected by Salmonella, even if they appear perfectly healthy.
  4. Once you confirm everyone is safe, check the product’s recall page to find out how to receive a full refund.

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