Dog food pulled off shelves due to risk of salmonella, Hemel Hempstead shoppers warned
Benyfit Natural Pet Food recalls various brands of raw dog food products containing beef
An urgent product recall has been announced by the Food Standards Agency (FSA) over fears some dog food products might contain salmonella.
Usually sold through various independent pet food stores and online, the recall affects 11 packs of Benyfit Natural Pet Food.
In a statement from the FSA, it said: "The products listed might be contaminated with salmonella. Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The products could therefore carry a potential risk because of the presence of salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals.
"In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea."
The items being pulled are:
Benyfit Natural 80-10-10 Beef Meat Feast - 1kg pack size
Benyfit Natural 80-10-10 Beef Meat Feast - 500g pack size
Unique Raw Duck, Beef & Ox Recipe - 1kg pack size
Benyfit Natural Beef & Tripe - 1kg pack size
Benyfit Natural Beef & Tripe - 500g pack size
Benyfit Natural Succulent Beef - 1kg pack size
Benyfit Natural Succulent Beef - 500g pack size
Embark on Raw Natural Working Dog Food Beef Complete - 454g pack size
Neew Dog Premium Beef - 1kg pack size
Neew Dog Premium Beef - 500g pack size
Unique Raw Chicken, Beef & Ox Recipe - 1kg pack size
The statement added: "If you have bought any of the products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use."
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