The Utah based raw dog food manufacturer, Steve's Real Food announced today it is recalling 5 pound bags of Turducken Canine Diet 8 ounce patties because a single bag was found to be contaminated with Salmonella during a routine inspection in Minnesota.
The food was sold in the states of California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York and Tennessee. It is packaged in green and cream colored bags with the lot number 209-10-27-13 and expiration date of Oct. 27, 2013.
Salmonella is a bacteria and can cause a gastrointestinal infection known as salmonellosis. Both dogs (from eating) and humans (from handling the food) can become infected. Symptoms include abdominal pain, cramps, headache, lethargy, vomiting and nausea, diarrhea (possibly with blood) and fever.
Dogs that have eaten the Turducken Canine Diet and show symptoms should see their veterinarian. People who have handled the food and are symptomatic should consult with their health care practitioner.
Production of the food has been suspended while the FDA and Steve's Real Food investigate possible causes.