FDA issues warning over recall for dog food

The FDA is issuing a serious warning for dog owners.

The federal agency is asking consumers to throw out certain kinds of raw dog food because it has tested positive for salmonella and could pose a threat to animal - and human - health.

The recall is on Darwin's natural pet products -- chicken and turkey recipes -- with organic vegetables.

  • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5309(11)181019, manufactured Oct. 19, 2018
  • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Chicken Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5375(11)181106, manufactured on Nov. 6, 2018
  • Darwin's Natural Pet Products Natural Selections Turkey Recipe with Organic Vegetables for Dogs: 5339(11)181026, manufactured on Oct. 26, 2018


Because the products are sold and stored frozen, the FDA warns that consumers may still have the products in their possession.

If you do -- you should throw them out right away.

In a statement to ABC11, Darwin's Natural Pet Products disagreed with the FDA's warning.

"We dispute both the recent FDA warning and as well as its policy," said Gary Tashjian, Darwin's Natural Pet Products president. "The public warning is inappropriate because we've already notified our customers directly via email about this situation on two occasions. More importantly, our customers have told us that this food was consumed by their pets long ago, with no medical issues reported. The facts show that there is no safety risk here."

Read the full response by Darwin's here
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