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Darwins raw dog food - FDA warns of salmonella

Discussion in 'Health & Nutrition' started by Michele, Mar 28, 2019.

  1. Michele

    Michele Premium Member Premium Member

    FDA warns of salmonella found in Darwin’s raw dog food
    Today 10:36 AM


    The FDA is warning consumers to not feed their pets three lots of raw dog food. This 2017 file photo shows a man walking his dog in Clove Lakes Park. (Staten Island Advance)

    By Annalise Knudson | aknudson@siadvance.com

    STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers to not feed their pets three lots of a raw dog food product because they may contain salmonella.

    The FDA is urging pet owners to throw away these three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products --manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc. -- because samples tested positive for salmonella.

    “The FDA is issuing this alert because these three lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food represent a serious threat to human and animal health and are adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act because they contain Salmonella,” said the FDA in an alert.
    The three lots are:

    • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5309(11)181019, manufactured on October 19, 2018
    • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5375(11)181106, manufactured on November 6, 2018
    • Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5339(11)181026, manufactured on October 26, 2018
    In response to a consumer complaint, the FDA collected and analyzed unopened samples of products from these three lots and found they all tested positive for salmonella.

    The FDA said Arrow Reliance Inc. sent customer notifications but hasn’t issued a public recall notice. The agency said it considers the actions taken by Arrow Reliance to remove the products meet the regulatory definition of a recall.

    However, the agency said it issued the warning because it was “not confident that the firm’s customer notifications are effective for this ongoing recall.”

    The FDA is telling consumers to stop feeding these products to their pets and throw them away in a secure container where other animals, including wildlife, can’t access them.

    Salmonella can affect both human and animal health. People with symptoms of salmonella should consult a health care provider, and if your pet has symptoms, consult a veterinarian, the FDA said.

    Those infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and stomach cramps 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The illness usually lasts four to seven days, and most people recover without treatment.

    In some cases, the diarrhea may be so severe that the patient needs to be hospitalized. Salmonella infection can spread from the intestines to the bloodstream, and other places in the body. In rare cases, infection can cause death unless the person is treated promptly with antibiotics.
  2. mccoypitbulls

    mccoypitbulls Underdog

    When I studied and fed raw...I was under the impression that dogs can eat and pass this through their digestive system with no I'll effects.
  3. GK1

    GK1 Big Dog

    Young, old, or dogs with compromised immune systems for whatever reason would be more susceptible, whereas a healthy dog would likely not react to the contaminated food, however filthy. Those considering transition to raw/barf can be discouraged by these reports, unfortunately. And free ammo to the bagged food companies.
    slim12 and brindle like this.
  4. slim12

    slim12 CH Dog Staff Member

    Very true.

    A healthy dog, like most carnivores, can eat the ass out of a dead skunk without issue.

    We were in a meeting at work and this young engineer is buying his first dog and we were discussing feeding. The subject goes to feeding raw and the second Chemical Engineer with a Mater's degree started giving me a lecture on the use of uncooked foods. He listed issues with pork, salmonella with chicken, extra fat in beef, I mean straight out of the "old school bag food pitch from manufacturer's and vets".

    If you have ever been a non-engineer in a room full of engineers, one it is hard to get a word in edge wise and 99% of engineers take a class just prior to graduating that says, "We do not listen as we already know".

    It was quite the conversation.

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