Woody’s Pet Food Deli of Minneapolis, MN, is recalling Raw Cornish Hen pet food sold with a “With Supplements” sticker because of a Salmonella health risk to people and pets.
The product was distributed in the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, MN.
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.
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.
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.
|Product Name||Size & Container||PLU Code &|
|Woody’s Pet Food DeliRAW CORNISH HENwithSUPPLEMENTS||5 lb. plastic tub||PLU Code 5230Expiration date 11/20/22|
|Woody’s Pet Food DeliRAW CORNISH HENwithSUPPLEMENTS||15 oz. plastic container||PLU Code 1652Expiration date 11/20/22|
About Salmonella infections
Food contaminated with Salmonella bacteria does not usually look, smell, or taste spoiled. Anyone can become sick with a Salmonella infection. Infants, children, seniors, and people with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of serious illness because their immune systems are fragile, according to the CDC.
Anyone who has used any of the recalled products and developed symptoms of Salmonella infection should seek medical attention. Sick people should tell their doctors about the possible exposure to Salmonella bacteria because special tests are necessary to diagnose salmonellosis. Salmonella infection symptoms can mimic other illnesses, frequently leading to misdiagnosis.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection can include diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever within 12 to 72 hours after eating contaminated food. Otherwise, healthy adults are usually sick for four to seven days. In some cases, however, diarrhea may be so severe that patients require hospitalization.
Older adults, children, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems, such as cancer patients, are more likely to develop a severe illness and serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Some people get infected without getting sick or showing any symptoms. However, they may still spread the infections to others.