November 16, 2020

Albright’s Chicken Recipe For Dogs Recalled For Salmonella

Albright's Chicken Recipe for Dogs is being recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria. This food is a raw food. One animal is sick, but no human illnesses have been reported to the company to date. Sixty seven cases are recalled. This product can make people sick if they don't thoroughly wash their hands after contact with the food, or if their dog sheds the bacteria and the person has contact with the dog. Animals can get sick too; symptoms are usually lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, and abdominal pain. Some pets can become carriers and infect other animals and people. Symptoms of Salmonella food poisoning in people include a fever, nausea, vomiting, stomach and abdominal cramps, and diarrhea that may be bloody. The recalled product is Albright's Raw Dog … [Read more...]

Salmonella Outbreak Associated With Restore Public House in La Crosse WI

A Salmonella outbreak associated with steak tartare served at Restore Public House in La Crosse, Wisconsin has sickened 17 people, Jen Rombalski, Health Director of the La Crosse County Health Department told Food Poisoning Bulletin in an email. Steak tartare is made from beef that is finely chopped, mixed with other ingredients, and served raw. This food is considered "high risk." The restaurant prepared it properly, according to public health officials. Restaurants can serve these foods, according to Ms. Rombalski, as long as they post an advisory telling consumers that the food is risky to consume. The issue with foods like this is it doesn't matter how well the food is handled. Raw meats, especially ground beef, are often contaminated with pathogens such as Salmonella and E. … [Read more...]

Should You Feed Raw Pet Food? Consumer Reports Weighs In

A Salmonella outbreak in Minnesota that is linked to recalled raw pet food is highlighting a question that pet owners face. Should you feed your pet raw food? Consumer Reports weighs in. In that outbreak, two children were sickened after pets in their home were fed Raws for Paws ground turkey pet food. One of the children was hospitalized with osteomyelitis, a serious and painful bone infection that can cause fractures later in life. Sales of raw frozen and refrigerated pet foods has grown by 263% from 2011 to 2017, but those diets are controversial. Some vets say that those products are not nutritionally balanced. The products can contain raw organ meats, whole or crushed animal or fish bones, unpasteurized milk, uncooked eggs, and raw produce. Any raw meat can be contaminated … [Read more...]

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