Three companies have announced recalls of pet food products in recent days. So far, Smokehouse Pet Products, Raws For Paws and Redbarn Pet Products have all pulled products from store shelves.
Smokehouse Pet Products
In a press release dated last Thursday, Smokehouse Pet Products said it was recalling 4-ounce bags of its Beefy Munchies treat product. Affected packages bear these codes:
- UPC 78565857957
- Lot 449294
- Best Used by Date 10/25/19
No actual pet or human illnesses have been reported. Smokehouse Pet Products says the possible Salmonella contamination was found during routine testing performed by Colorado Department of Agriculture.
These treats were available in various retail stores after being sent to distributors in Washington, Michigan, North Carolina and Colorado.
Redbarn Pet Products
Colorado Department of Agriculture also turned up possible Salmonella in Redbarn Pet Products’ 7-Inch Bully Sticks pet treat. Covered by this recall are 2.4-ounce bags with these codes:
- Expiration date 112120ABC
- UPC 7 85184 25105 8
In its press release, Redbarn says that follow-up testing, including testing done by a third-party lab, has found no bacterial contamination. No customers have reported pet or human illnesses so far.
Raws For Paws
Also recalling is Raws For Paws. In its press announcement, Raws For Paws put its total at around 4,000 pounds of Ground Turkey Pet Food. This potential Salmonella contamination was found by Minnesota Department of Agriculture.
Unfortunately, Raws For Paws says it has logged 2 reports of illnesses. (The company did not say whether either, or both, possible illnesses were in pets or humans but FDA has issued a statement saying that 2 children appear to have become ill after pets in the home were fed the food.)
This food was sold in 1-pound and 5-pound chubs. The following case codes are impacted:
What To Do If You Have Any Recalled Pet Foods
If you find any recalled pet foods or pet treats in your home you are, of course, urged to discontinue your use of it immediately.
Pets can become infected by consuming bacteria-tainted food. Family members can become infected through contact with the food or contact with infected pets.
There has been no word on whether any of the recalling companies share a common supplier. Nor has there been any speculation on whether other pet food companies will also recall.