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.”
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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.