This is an urgent message about Raws for Paws Ground Turkey. This pet food has been linked to severe cases of Salmonella poisoning in two Minnesota children, according to the Minnesota Department of Health.
Our Salmonella lawyers are investigating. The implicated lots of this pet food has been recalled (see below).
MN Salmonella Outbreak in Twin Cities
Two children contracted Salmonella Reading infections with the same DNA fingerprint pattern; the cases are children in the Twin Cities metro area who became ill after raw ground turkey food for pets was fed to pets in their home.
The children became ill in January. One child’s infection resulted in osteomyelitis, a painful and serious bone infection. This child was hospitalized and is now recovering at home.
The same strain of Salmonella Reading was found in samples of Raws for Paws Ground Turkey Food for Pets tested by MDA and MDH.
The contaminated raw turkey pet food was produced on Oct. 12, 2017 and sold online on the Raws for Paws website. Some of the product may have been resold after the initial purchase, according to the FDA.
The recalled product is packaged in one-pound and five-pound sealed plastic tubes, and these are packaged into cases with lot codes 9900008 and 9900009. They are also packaged into Pet Food Combo Pack cases with lot codes 9900014 and 9900015.
The product was recalled on Feb. 5, 2018, by the manufacturer. Do not use the product.
Because Salmonella can contaminate anything it touches, pet dishes, floors, and the area around the feeding station should be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Salmonella bacteria can survive for weeks on surfaces in the home, which can serve as a continuing source of infection. Wash the area with a mild solution of chlorine bleach in warm water, then rinse and dry the area.