Adapted from a press release:
Woody’s Pet Food Deli of Minneapolis, Minneapolis, USA recalled its raw Cornish hen pet food “With Supplements” sticker due to a Salmonella health risk, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
The product was distributed in the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Woodbury, Minnesota.
Two (2) 5lb tubs were sold in the company’s St Paul store. Twelve (12) 15oz containers were distributed through its 3 Twin Cities, MN retail stores.
The company continues their investigation as to the source of the problem and will resume production when the problem is resolved. The recall is a result of FDA sampling due to a consumer complaint on another product, which testing revealed a sample of this product contains Salmonella.
The recalled products and label are listed below:
Size & Container
PLU Code & Expiration Date
Woody’s Pet Food Deli
5 lb. plastic tub
PLU Code 5230
Woody’s Pet Food Deli
15 oz. plastic container
PLU Code 1652
Consumers who have these products should discontinue use and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. If you have recalled product in your home, clean refrigerators/freezers where the product was stored and clean and disinfect all bowls, utensils, food prep surfaces, pet bedding, toys, floors, and any other surfaces that the food or pet may have had contact with. Because animals can shed the bacteria in the feces when they have bowel movements, it’s particularly important to clean up the animal’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed, in addition to cleaning items in the home. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the affected product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces.
Effects of Salmonella in pet food
Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.