Recall: Darwin’s Brand Dog Foods (03/26/2018)

Recall

Date: 03/26/2018
Brands: Darwin’s
Company:Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
Products:

  • Various (see below for details)

Summary

Darwin’s Natural Pet Products of Tukwila, Wash., is recalling their Chicken and Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs as it may contain Salmonella, and their Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs sample, which may contain Salmonella and E. coli O128.  These pathogens can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections.

Tainted Batch Details:

Product weight lot manf date
 Natural Selections Chicken with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs 2lbs  43887  1/30/2018
Natural Selections Duck with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs,  2lbs 44147 2/5/2018
ZooLogics Chicken Meals with Organic Vegetables for Dogs  2lbs  44037  2/7/2018
 ZooLogics Turkey with Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs  2lbs  44127  2/4/2018

Some Recommended Actions

Below are just some recommended actions that you may want to take if you believe  that your dog has consumed the tainted batch.  As with all content this website, we remind you to please use this information at your own risk. You may also want to consider other actions and options beyond what is listed:

  • Discontinue use immediately
  • Check your dog for symptoms of consuming salmonella
  • Call veterinarian to check any dogs that may have consumed it
  • Notify the company

Reference link to the recall on FDA website

Salmonella

Salmonella is a dangerous and harmful bacteria and should be take very seriously, as t may even lead to death.

Symptoms due to consumption may include:

  • Dog is lethargic
  • decreased appetite
  • abdominal pain
  • diarrhea
  • bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting

E. coli O128

Specifically, E. coli O128 was identified in the contaminated raw turkey pet food product, and is among the most clinically relevant Shiga Toxin Producing E. coli (STEC) in humans.  E. coli O128 causes illness indistinguishable from E. coli O157:H7.  The symptoms include diarrhea, often with bloody stools.

Although most healthy adults can recover completely within a week, some people develop a form of kidney failure called Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS). HUS is most likely to occur in young children and the elderly. The condition can lead to serious kidney damage and even death. E. coli O128  is unknown to cause illness in dogs and cats, but infected animals can become carriers of E. coli O128 and transfer the bacteria to the home environment.

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