Raw pet food recalled amid Salmonella concern

Specified 500g batches of frozen raw beef, turkey and tripe have been affected, according to the Food Standards Agency.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has issued a product recall for specific batches of frozen raw pet food due to the presence of Salmonella.

The recalled products, all marketed by Homeland By Products, are:

  • Frozen Raw Beef – pack size 500g; batch code 1510; best before May 2021
  • Frozen Raw Turkey – pack size 500g; batch code 1513; best before May 2021
  • Frozen Raw Tripe – pack size 500g; batch code 1518; best before May 2021

Store return

No other products are known to be affected.

The FSA has advised pet owners with these products not to use them, but to return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund.

Handling advice

The agency also warned pet owners, when handling and serving raw pet food, it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use.

A statement read: “Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls or utensils, or after contact with the faeces of infected animals. 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.”