Recalled: Northwest Naturals Chicken & Salmon Recipe

The company has announced a recall of a dog food that was distributed more than a year ago after a sample tested positive for listeria.

Maker: Northwest Naturals
Cause: Potential for listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated Feb. 23, 2018 (archived here)
What was recalled: 5 lb. frozen chubs of Chicken & Salmon Recipe dog food with UPC #0 87316 38440 6 and best by code 15 082218

This recall is for a product that was distributed more than a year ago. As the FDA put it, “The product passed lab testing on 12-22-2016 and was sold over 1 year ago to distributors listed above, on or before 1-23-2017. Reports from distributors indicate there is no product at any distributors.”

The FDA said a sample tested by the Michigan Department of Agriculture turned up positive for listeria.

The recall is limited to a single batch of nearly 100 cases that were circulated to distributors in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia and Rhode Island and sold by specialty pet stores.

According to a notice posted by Northwest Naturals, “No pet or human illness has been reported to date.”

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