Steve's Real Food Recalls 3 Diets Due to Possible Salmonella or Listeria

Steve’s Real Food of Salt Lake City, Utah is recalling one lot of 5 lb. Turducken Recipe, one lot of 2 lb. Quest Emu Diet, and one lot of 2 lb. Quest Beef Diet, due to their possible Salmonella and/or L. mono contamination.

Salmonella and L. mono can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella and/or L. mono infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and 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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The affected products were nationally distributed and are identified with the following UPC codes and the “Best by” date located on the front of the bag.

Product Name/Size LOT # UPC Best By Date
Steve’s Real Food Turducken Recipe/5# J155 6-91730-15304-5 6/4/19
Quest Emu Diet/2# B138 6-91730-17103-2 5/18/19
Quest Beef Diet/2# A138 6-91730-17101-8 5/18/19

This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Washington Department of  Agriculture when sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono. The firm did conduct their own test which resulted in a negative result for both Salmonella and L. mono. However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the safe handling tips published on the Steve’s Real Food packaging, when disposing of the affected product.

No pet or human illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

Consumers are encouraged to check the lot code and best buy date of any 5 lb. frozen Turducken, 2 lb. Quest Emu or 2 lb. Quest Beef. Any product with the noted lot code and best buy dates hould be returned to the specialty retailer where product was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact Steve’s Real Food at (888) 526-1900, Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm MTN.

Updated: 2018-09-10 07:00:00

Author: Oregon Veterinary Medical Association