Pet owners have been asked to return a festive flavored pet food to the manufacturer because it contains salmonella and could cause food poisoning in humans.
According to the Food Standards Agency, Natures Menu is recalling:
Country Hunter 80% Farm Reared Turkey with Wholesome Fruit and Veg frozen pet food, because the frozen product contains Salmonella.
The agency says the product could be a risk to people touching the pet food or from contamination of food preparation surfaces.
The agency said: “Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause food poisoning.
“The product could therefore carry a potential risk through direct handling or indirectly for example from food contact surfaces. In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps.
“The FSA is issuing this product recall notice because we are responsible for animal feed regulations and their enforcement through local authorities.
“When handling and serving raw foods for pets it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly.
“If you have bought the above product and wish to return it, please contact Natures Menu on their free phone number 0800 0183770 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org where you will be given a full refund and Natures Menu will arrange to collect the product.”
No other Natures Menu products are known to be affected.