Monday, March 11, 2013

Steve's Real Food Recall

Steve’s Real Food of Murray, Utah is recalling its 5 lb. bags of Turducken Canine Diet – 8oz. Patties due to potential contamination of Salmonella.

The potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling of one 5 lb. bag by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Production of the product has been suspended while the company and the FDA continue their investigation as to the source of the problem.

Product Affected:
5 lb. green and cream colored biodegradable film bags with lot number 209-10-27-13 with an expiration date of October 27, 2013.

Consumers who have purchased 5 lb. bags of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Recipe are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 801-540-8481 or Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm MST.

My Suggestion - 
If you suspect that your pet has become sick due a pet food product:
1) See your veterinarian first
2) Contact the FDA to report the adverse event.
3) Contact your State Department of Agriculture
4) Contact the  Pet Food Manufacturer
5) Save the pet food and packaging as the FDA and State Department of Agriculture investigators may ask for it. Make sure you wash your hands well if you are touching the food. Make sure your pets cannot get to it.

Many adverse pet food events go unreported, causing contaminated foods to stay on store shelves longer than they should.

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