Frozen cat food recalled over salmonella risk posed to pets and owners

Quest Beef Cat Food (Photo: FDA)

A Utah-based pet food manufacturer is recalling bags of cat food nationwide after some samples tested positive for Salmonella. 

Go Raw LLC, headquartered in Cottonwood, Utah, is recalling its two-pound, frozen bags of “Quest Beef Cat Food” because it poses a threat to pets who eat the product and humans who handle it, the Food and Drug Administration recently announced. 

Samples taken in Minnesota tested positive for salmonella, the FDA said. However, samples tested later in Utah by Go Raw, LLC were negative. So far, no illnesses were reported. 

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“Salmonella is not evenly distributed throughout a lot which is why it could have been found on a small sample that the Minnesota department of agriculture took,” the FDA said.

The affected products were shipped and sold nationally through retail stores. The recalled goods can be identified with the following code: UPC 6-91730-17101-8, Lot N128.

Customers who purchased the affected cat food are encouraged to return the products for a full refund or dispose of them.

Cats infected with salmonella may be lethargic and show the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain

Infected pets can also be carriers of the disease and infect other animals, or humans, the FDA warns. 

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