Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd recalls varieties of frozen raw beef pet food due to the presence of salmonella

England and Wales specific

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling batches of frozen raw beef pet food because salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1588
Best before date 2021-07-10
Best before 10 July 2021

Beef

Pack size 500g
Batch code 1588
Best before date 2021-07-12
Best before 12 July 2021

Beef & Chicken

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881585
Best before date 2021-07-12
Best before 12 July 2021

Beef & Heart

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881596
Best before date 2021-07-10
Best before 10 July 2021

Beef & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881590
Best before date 2021-07-09
Best before 9 July 2021

Beef & Tripe

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881600
Best before date 2021-07-12
Best before 12 July 2021

Beef & Turkey

Pack size 500g
Batch code 15881573
Best before date 2021-07-12
Best before 12 July 2021

No other Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the products listed above. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The products 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

Raw Treat Pet Food Ltd is recalling the above products from their customers. Point of sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling these products. These notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the products. Please see the attached notice.

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 after use and wash hands thoroughly after handling. 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-39-2019