08 Dec Darwin’s Natural Selections Dog Food
Maker: Darwin’s Natural Pet Products
Cause: Potential for salmonella and listeria
Announcement: Petful verified by phone call with company, Dec. 8, 2017
What was recalled: 2-pound packages (partitioned into 4 quadrants) of the following:
- Natural Selections Turkey With Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Lots #39937 and #40507, Manufactured Aug. 24 and Sept. 20, 2017
- Natural Selections Chicken With Organic Meals for Dogs, Lot #40727, Manufactured Sept. 26, 2017
- Natural Selections Duck With Organic Vegetables Meals for Dogs, Lot #40487, Manufactured Sept. 29, 2017
This is the first widely announced pet food recall in Darwin’s Natural Pet Products history, though other “silent” recalls have taken place over the past 14 months.
Reportings of illness
A company representative, reached by phone, confirmed the current recall to Petful, saying that around 2,000 customers are affected. He said the recall follows positive testing for salmonella from the FDA.
Gary Tashjian, Darwin’s president, wrote an email to distributors that said in part, “We have not received any reports [of illnesses] from customers regarding these meals, and are taking these steps out of an abundance of caution.” He added, “We are taking steps to reduce the opportunity for this to occur again.”