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Homeland By Products Ltd recalls Frozen Raw Beef, Tripe and Turkey Pet Food due to the presence of salmonella

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
Last updated: 27 June 2019

Homeland By Products Ltd is recalling three batches of frozen raw pet food because salmonella has been found in the products

Product details

Frozen Raw Beef
Pack size 500 grams
Batch code 1510
Best before May 2021
Frozen Raw Turkey
Pack size 500 grams
Batch code 1513
Best before May 2021
Frozen Raw Tripe
Pack size 500 grams
Batch code 1518
Best before May 2021

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals. In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.

Action taken by the company

Homeland By Products Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of infected animals. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-29-2019