Pets

Whether or not the pet food has salmonella or listeria, the maker is recalling it

When Steve’s Real Food tested a sample of its pet food that the state of Washington said had salmonella and/or listeria, the tests came back negative.

That’s according to the company-written, FDA-posted notice for the recall that Steve’s made anyway Friday. The company pulled one lot each of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Recipe dog food, 5-pound bags; Quest Emu Diet cat food, 2-pound bags; and Quest Beef Diet cat food, 2-pound bags.

“This recall is being initiated after the firm was notified by the Washington Department of Agriculture when a sample was collected and tested positive for Salmonella and/or L. mono,” the notice reads. “The firm did conduct their own test which resulted in a negative result for both Salmonella and L. mono.

“However, because of their commitment to overall safety and quality, Steve’s Real Food is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.”

Also, Steve’s notes, no illnesses have yet been reported.

“L. mono” is short for Listeria monocytogenes or listeria, the bacteria that causes listeriosis.

Lots No. J155 of the Turducken with a best-by date of June 4, 2019; No. B138 of the Quest Emu Diet and No. A138 of the Quest Beef Diet, each with a best-by date of May 18, 2019, have been recalled. They should be returned to the retailer for a refund.

Customers with questions can call the company at 888-526-1900, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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