Darwin’s Natural Pet Products just announced a voluntary recall of select lots of its Darwin’s Natural Selections dog food due to suspected Salmonella contamination.
What is being recalled:
Products shipped to distributors between September and early October 2017. The affected products includes the following:
Natural Selections Turkey Meals for Dogs
Net wt 2 lbs
Manufacture date 08/24/17
Natural Selections Duck Meals for Dogs
Net wt 2 lbs
Manufacture date 09/29/17
Reason for Recall: Salmonella Contamination
According the Dog Advisor.com, Salmonella is a bacterial organism that can cause life threatening infections in people, specifically younger children, elderly individuals and those with a weakened immune system.
There is risk to humans while handling products contaminated with Salmonella, especially if individuals have not thoroughly washed their hands after contact.
Healthy individuals who have been exposed to the bacteria, can experience fever, nausea, vomitting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. In rare cases, the bacteria can enter the blood stream and cause a catastrophic immune response.
The FDA reports that it is uncommon for healthy dogs to become sick from Salmonella themselves. However, puppies, older dogs and dogs with weakened immune systems can experience a severe immune response.
Symptoms include: lethargy, diarrhea or even bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some dogs will only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
What to do:
If your dog shows signs of illness after consumption of this food, please contact your veterinarian immediately!
If you have this product, discontinue use and return the food for a full refund. You can also email Darwin’s at [email protected], call 866-832-8319, or contact your nearest FDA consumer complaint coordinator with any questions.