Minnesota Pet Food Deli Issues Isolated Recall of Its Raw Food After Testing Revealed Salmonella

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A Minnesota pet food restaurant announced last week an isolated recall of its raw food due to possible salmonella contamination.

The recall, issued by Woody’s Pet Food Deli Thursday, affects only Raw Cornish Hen food with nutritional supplements sold in Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The company said it issued the recall after a test from the US Food and Drug Administration found salmonella in a sample of Cornish food chicken.

“For 13 years, we have strived to provide high-quality pet food, and we believe taking this action is the right thing to do,” the company wrote in a press release. “We are grateful for your support. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.”

Here are the details of the recalled products, which include the “With Supplements” label:

Corniche raw chicken with supplements, 5 lbs plastic trough

Raw Cornish Chicken with Dietary Supplement, 15 oz Plastic Container

Woody’s said two of its 5-pound tubs were sold at its St. Paul location, while 12 15-ounce containers were sold on its three floors in the Twin Cities—St. Poole, Minneapolis, Woodbury. The press release stated that Woody will resume food production when “the issue is resolved.”

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Salmonella can affect both pets that consume the food and humans who come in contact with it. In pets, it can cause diarrhea (sometimes bloody), fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and lethargy. Contact your vet if your pet has eaten any of the foods that were retrieved and displays any of these symptoms. (It may be a good idea to contact your vet even if your pet seems fine.)

Humans can also get sick from bacteria – they show poisoning symptoms similar to those of their pets. Woody’s recommended affected pet owners should wash surfaces or objects that food has touched – including the refrigerator and freezer; food preparation utensils; And your pet’s bed and toy. (Don’t forget to wash your hands.) Pet owners should also make sure to pick up their pet’s feces because bacteria can spread through their bowel movements, too. The company said parents of pets who have food on hand can return their leftover food to their purchase location for a full refund, although Woody stores won’t open until January 3. Pet parents can email questions to info@woodyspetdeli.com.

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