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Quest Beef Cat Food recalled due to possible salmonella contamination

(Quest Beef Cat Food via FDA)

CASPER, Wyo. — Utah-based Go Raw, LLC is recalling 2-pound bags of frozen “Quest Beef Cat Food.”

The recall is due to the product being potentially contaminated with Salmonella.

“Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” a Nov. 14 announcement of the recall shared by the United States Food and Drug Administration states.

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Salmonella can come with the following symptoms in people:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping
  • fever

“Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms,” the announcement adds. “Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.”

Pets can display some of the following symptoms if they have Salmonella infections:

  • may be lethargic
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting
  • Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain

“Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans,” says the release. “If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”

No illnesses have so far been reported.

“The affected products were nationally distributed through retail stores and are identified with the following UPC 6-91730-17101-8, Lot N128,” the release adds.

The recall was issued after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture sampled the product which tested positive for Salmonella. Go Raw, LLC conducted their own test which came back negative.

“Salmonella is not evenly distributed throughout a lot which is why it could have been found on a small sample that the Minnesota department of agriculture took,” the release states. “However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Go Raw, LLC is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the packaging, when disposing of the affected product.”

“Consumers who have purchased 2lb. bags of Quest Beef Cat Food are urged to return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions should contact the company at 801-432-7478, Monday-Friday, 9:00am to 4pm MST.”