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FDA: Woody’s Pet Food Deli Recalls Raw Cornish Hen Pet Food for Salmonella


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reporting that Woody’s Pet Food Deli of Minneapolis, Minnesota, is recalling Raw Cornish Hen pet food “With Supplements” sticker due to a Salmonella health risk.

The product was distributed in the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Woodbury, Minnesota.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella 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 recalled products and label are listed below:

Product Name Size & Container PLU Code & Expiration Date
Woody’s Pet Food Deli
RAW CORNISH HEN with
SUPPLEMENTS
5 lb. plastic tub PLU Code 5230
Expiration date 11/20/22
Woody’s Pet Food Deli
RAW CORNISH HEN with
SUPPLEMENTS
15 oz. plastic container PLU Code 1652
Expiration date 11/20/22

Two 5-pound tubs were sold in the company’s St Paul store. Twelve 15-ounce containers were distributed through its three Twin Cities, Minnesota retail stores.

The company continues their investigation as to the source of the problem and will resume production when the problem is resolved. The recall is a result of FDA sampling due to a consumer complaint on another product, which testing revealed a sample of this product contains Salmonella.

According to the FDA report, Woody’s Pet Food Deli made the following announcement:

Our stores are closed from December 25, 2021 to January 3, 2022 and we are not able to answer phone calls during that time. Please contact us by email at [email protected] For 13 years we have strived to provide quality pet food, and we believe taking this action is the right thing to do. We are grateful for your support. We sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this may cause.

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