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Original Publish Date: January 31, 2019

The following recall announcement was posted on The Minnesota Department of Agriculture’s site on January 28. Attempts to speak with a representative were unsuccessful.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) is notifying consumers of a recall of raw turkey pet food from Woody’s Pet Food Deli due to salmonella contamination. This recall is being issued after product samples collected by the MDA tested positive for salmonella. Sampling was begun after the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) identified a human case of salmonella linked to the pet food.

The recalled product was sold in 5-pound plastic containers labeled “Woody’s Pet Food Deli Raw Free Range Turkey” and can be identified by the white date sticker on the cover of the pet food container. The product was sold at Woody’s Pet Food Deli locations in Minneapolis, St. Paul and Woodbury. The following three lots of product are being recalled:

  • Use by date: 01/10/20
  • Use by date: 01/12/20
  • Use by date: 01/15/20

No other lots of Woody’s Pet Food Deli products are affected by the recall. If you have recalled product in your home, you should throw it out or return it to a Woody’s Pet Food Deli for a full refund. Do not feed the contaminated product to pets. Consumers with questions can contact the Woody’s Pet Food Deli stores directly at the following phone numbers:

  • Minneapolis: 612-208-0335
  • St. Paul: 651-493-7269
  • Woodbury: 651-340-8678

Or by email at info@woodyspetdeli.com.

The person with Salmonella infection was identified as part of an ongoing, multistate investigation of salmonella reading infections coordinated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). MDH’s interview of the person revealed that Woody’s Pet Deli raw ground turkey pet food was regularly fed to a pet in the household. The pet also tested positive for salmonella, but not the outbreak strain.

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