Steves Real Food Dog and Cat Foods Recall

On September 7, 2018, Steves Real Food advised that they are commencing a voluntary recall of limited quantities of its raw dog and cat foods because they may be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria bacteria.

This recall has been completed, and FDA has terminated this recall.

What’s Being Recalled?


The following products have been affected by this recall and were distributed nationally:

  • Product: Quest Emu Diet
  • Size: 2 lbs
  • UPC: 6-91730-17103-2
  • Lot Number: B138
  • Best Before Date: 5/18/19
  • Product: Quest Beef Diet
  • Size: 2 lbs
  • UPC: 6-91730-17101-8
  • Lot Number: A138
  • Best Before Date: 5/18/19
  • Product: Steves Real Food Turducken Recipe
  • Size: 5 lbs
  • UPC: 6-91730-15304-5
  • Lot Number: J155
  • Best Before Date: 6/4/19

To locate the best before dates and UPC, customers need to look at the front of the bag.

There have been no linked cases of illness associated with this recall to date.

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported food-related illnesses in the United States and globally. Both humans and animals can carry salmonella in their intestines in addition to feces. Salmonella often spreads in contaminated foods.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in humans include:

  • Abdominal cramping
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Upset Stomach
  • Vomiting

Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis in severe cases. Anyone displaying such symptoms should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

Common symptoms of Salmonella poisoning in dogs include:

  • Bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Decreased appetite

If your pet has consumed the above-recalled product and has any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

What Is Listeria Monocytogenes?

Listeria Monocytogenes are toxic organisms that are fatal to both humans and animals. Symptoms such as aches, fever, diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting can be commonly found upon infection. The consequences of infection can lead to meningitis and abortion.

It is relatively easy to become infected by Listeria; however, vulnerable people such as young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people who suffer from weakened immune systems can be susceptible to catching it.

Listeria Monocytogenes can infect animals as well.

There is a significant risk of infection when handling the products. It is always advised to wash your hands thoroughly after contact and significantly wipe down surfaces that have been in contact with the product.

If you have any of the symptoms we have previously described, contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible. If you believe your pet has become infected, consult your veterinarian.

What Caused The Recall?

The Washington Department of Agriculture notified the company that a tested sample had tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria Monocytogenes.

The company conducted independent tests that did provide a negative result for both Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes.

But due to the company’s commitment to welfare and safety, Steves Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of the above products.

This recall is being done with the full knowledge of the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

What Do I Do Now?

The company urges customers to check for the above information to see if they have purchased an affected product.

Any product identified with the lot code or best buy dates must be returned to the original place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumers affected with queries can contact Steves Real Food on 888-526-1900, Mon to Fri, 9 am to 4 pm MT.

U.S citizens that wish to report a complaint about FDA-regulated pet food must do so via their consumer complaint coordinator in their local area.

Alternatively, go to

Any Canadian citizens wishing to report any health and safety concerns relating to this product by filling in the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

You can go back to our list of dog food recalls in the U.S.