Maker: Steve’s Real Food
Cause: Potential for salmonella or listeria
Announcement: FDA report dated Sept 7, 2018 (archived here)
What was recalled: The following 3 lots of raw frozen pet foods:
- Steve’s Real Food Turducken Recipe (for dogs and cats), 5 lb. bags, Lot #J155, UPC #6-91730-15304-5, best by June 4, 2019
- Quest Emu Diet (for cats), 2 lb. bags, Lot #B138, UPC #6-91730-17103-2, best by May 18, 2019
- Quest Beef Diet (for cats), 2 lb. bags, Lot #A138, UPC #6-91730-17101-8, best by May 18, 2019
According to the FDA announcement, no pet or human illnesses have been reported as a result of these products, which were recalled after tests by the Washington Department of Agriculture came up positive for salmonella and listeria.
“Because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product,” the recall announcement stated, adding, “Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the Steve’s Real Food packaging, when disposing of the affected product.”
The 3 recalled lots of pet food were distributed across the United States.
Steve’s Real Food has had 2 previous recalls over the years, most recently this past spring, when some of the company’s Turkey Canine Recipe dog food was pulled because of potential salmonella contamination. In all 3 recalls, the company has maintained that its own tests “showed now detectable salmonella” yet “we still recalled the food in order the illustrate extreme precaution.”
Quest Cat Food — the company’s “prey model diet” cat food line with proteins like emu, pork and beef — contains 95% muscle meat, ground bone and organ, according to the Steve’s Real Food website. “We add a few super-foods to round off the diet and make it the purrrfect food for your feline,” the website states.
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