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Darwin's Natural Pet Products, a product of the dog food brand, has been recalled after a sample of Salmonella was found.
It is the representative product of Arrow Reliance, located in Tukila, Washington, USA. The product was sold from September to early October this year.
According to Darwin customer service representatives, a total of four production lots were recalled. The US Food and Drug Administration also said, "We know about the recall."
As part of the corrective action, the company informed customers of product recalls via email. Information on product recalls was posted on the Darwin Facebook page, although there were no public return notices yet.
"We have not tested all of our current products, but we are reviewing the current process for the current situation," he said on his Facebook page.
From October 2010 to July 2012, the FDA conducted a survey of harmful bacteria samples such as Salmonella in over 1,000 pet foods and snacks. As a result, 15 of the 196 feed samples tested positive for Salmonella.
The FDA then issued a policy guideline on the July 2013 "Strict Policy on the Detection of Salmonella in Animal Feeds that Pose a Risk to Human Health".
If your dog has symptoms of salmonellosis, such as nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever and headache, consult your doctor immediately.