FDA WARNING: Stop Feeding These Lots Of Darwin’s Natural Dog Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning pet owners not to feed three specific lots of Darwin’s Natural Pet Products raw dog food after samples tested positive for Salmonella.

Mayo Clinic defines Salmonella as, “a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract. Salmonella bacteria typically live in animal and human intestines and are shed through feces.”

Salmonella has been the cause of multiple recalls this year.

What Products?

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs

Package: 5309(11)181019

Manufacture Date: October 19, 2018

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs

Package: 5375(11)181106

Manufacture Date: November 11, 2018

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs

Package: 5339(11)181026

Manufacture Date: October 26, 2018

These products are manufactured by Arrow Reliance Inc., doing business as Darwin’s Natural Pet Products. The products are sold directly to consumers online.

Photo: Dog Food Advisor

Symptoms Of Salmonella In Pets

– lethargy
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– fever
– vomiting
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain

Pets that are infected can be carriers and pass it on to other animals and humans. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.

Why The Warning Was Issued

The FDA is issuing this warning because the affected product represents a serious threat to human and animal health and is adulterated under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

The FDA received a complaint from a consumer that prompted the testing. They are issuing this warning to alert consumers about this public health risk. “Because these products are sold and stored frozen, and the FDA is concerned that people may still have them in their possession.”

What To Do

If you have any of the contaminated lots, throw them out immediately in a covered garbage. Be sure to dispose of the food where other wildlife cannot get to it.

“Consumers who have had this product in their homes should 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. Clean up the pet’s feces in yards or parks where people or other animals may become exposed. Consumers should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the recalled product or cleaning up potentially contaminated items and surfaces,” advises the FDA.

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Andrea Powell is an animal enthusiast who resides in West Michigan. When not writing, she is exploring the great outdoors with her dogs and horses.
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