Steve’s Real Food Recalls Raw Frozen Dog Food

Steve’s Real Food has advised its customers on March 2, 2018, that they are voluntarily recalling one lot of its Raw Frozen Turkey Dog Food. This is due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes bacteria.

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

What’s Being Recalled?

The following affected product was sold in 5-pound bags and has the following UPC codes and “Best By” dates:

Raw Frozen Dog Food Turkey Canine Recipe

Size and Packaging: 5 lb bag

Lot Number: E178

Best By Date: 27/9/2018

Where Has The Affected Product Been Distributed?

The product facing the recall was distributed between 27/6/2017 and 15/7/2017.

The affected product was distributed to the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • New Jersey
  • Nevada
  • New York
  • Orlando
  • Pennsylvania
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington

What Is Salmonella?

Salmonella is a highly infectious bacteria commonly found in most reported cases of 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

In severe cases, Salmonella can cause arterial infections, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and endocarditis. 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.

Why Is It Being Recalled?

The company was notified by the Nebraska Department of Agriculture that a retail sample tested positive for Salmonella.

No cases of illness have been discovered by the affected recall product to date.

Steve’s Real Food decided to voluntarily recall the product due to their commitment to safety and quality.

This recall has been made following consultation with the U.S Food and Drug Administration.

What Do I Do Now?

Customers are encouraged to check the lot code on any of the 5-pound dog food.

If a customer finds an affected product, they are asked to return the product to the retailer they purchased it from for a full refund.


Customers with any immediate questions may contact Steve’s Real Food on 888-526-1900 between the hours of 9 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday.

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.

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

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