Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food Salmonella Lawyer Update: FDA Issues a Warning of One Lot Due to Salmonella Concerns.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued an alert on February 14, 2020, regarding Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Frozen Raw Pet Food. In their alert, the FDA advised consumers to take caution with a specific lot of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food due to potential salmonella contamination. The contamination was discovered after a sample was collected from a retail store in the District of Columbia tested positive for Salmonella. According to the FDA, the strain of salmonella found in the frozen pet food was found to be resistant to multiple antibiotic drugs.
The FDA tested a 5 lb. bag of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Turkey Dinner Dog Food in January 2020, the product tested positive for Salmonella Infantis. The contaminated products have a lot number 175331 and a “Best by Date” of NOV 2020. No official recall has been issued at the moment but the FDA is advising consumers who may have purchased any of the contaminated products to refrain from feeding it to their pets. The Aunt Jeni’s Home Made All-Natural Raw Turkey Dinner Dog Food products are sold in retail stores and through the company’s web-page.
Pet owners who may have purchased the salmonella contaminated products are urged by the FDA to throw them away in a manner in which wildlife can’t get to it. Owners who may have fed some of the contaminated products to their pets should stay vigilant for symptoms such as vomiting, diarrhea which may be bloody, fever, loss of appetite and decreased activity level as they are signs of salmonella. Pets who exhibit symptoms of salmonella should be taken to a veterinarian as soon as possible as they can shed the salmonella bacteria in their feces and saliva.
People who own pets who are exhibiting symptoms of salmonella should be careful as they are at risk of contracting the infection from them. As was seen in the Pig Ear Dog Treat Salmonella outbreak that occurred in October of 2019 people can contract salmonella from handling the pet’s food and not washing their hands properly. In the Pig Ear Outbreak, 154 cases were reported of people who contracted salmonella from the contaminated products. According to Ron Simon, a National Salmonella Lawyer who represented people affected by the Pig Ear Salmonella Outbreak, the salmonella infection may occur through inadvertent contact with the feces of domesticated pets. About 10% of household cats and dogs can excrete the bacteria.
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