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The latest product recalls by trading standards including dog food and a specialist baby formula, show a salmonella risk and have been scrapped from shelves.

Dogs Choice UK is recalling a number of frozen raw dog foods because salmonella has been found in the products, this includes chicken and liver flavour, chicken and beef and chicken and beef ready meal 500g with an expiry date of August 8 this year.

A specialist baby formula normally prescribed by medics has also been deemed at risk of salmonella contamination.

family, parenthood and people concept - father feeding little daughter with baby formula from bottle at home. (47161087)
family, parenthood and people concept - father feeding little daughter with baby formula from bottle at home. (47161087)

A notice on trading standards said: "Abbott has taken the precautionary step of recalling various batches of Elecare Similac and Alimentum Similac infant formula powders because they might contain Salmonella.

"Both products are foods used for special medical purposes for infants, ordinarily to be used under medical supervision."

24 different batches of the formula have been recalled, with expiration dates that range from this year to 2023.

A statement from Abbott said: "We value the trust parents and caregivers place in us, and ensuring the safety and quality of our products is our top priority.

"As part of Abbott's quality processes, all infant formula products are tested for Cronobacter sakazakii, Salmonella and other pathogens, and they must test negative before any product is released. Importantly, no distributed product has tested positive for the presence of either of these bacteria, including retained samples related to the four U.S. complaints, and we continue to test.”

Fresher Foods Ltd is recalling several products because the dangerous bacteria also has been found in some of the products by Snaffling Pig Co, including their pork scratchings, pork crackling and porky puffs. The products are packed in foil packets and glass jars and sold in supermarkets such as Waitrose, Tesco,Morrison's and Sainsbury's.

In recent weeks trading standards has listed a high number of recalls due to salmonella contamination and have been contacted for comment.

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.

Salmonella infection (salmonellosis) is a common bacterial disease that affects the intestinal tract and most people recover within four to seven days, however the illness can be life-threatening if it spreads beyond the intestines.



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