Raw Cornish Hen pet food recall issued voluntarily by Woody’s Pet Food Deli posted by FDA December 23, 2021

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall alert on December 23, 2021, after pet food manufacturer Woody’s Pet Food Deli voluntarily recalled its Raw Cornish Hen Pet Food. 

The recall was a cautionary measure and related to potential salmonella contamination. There were no reports of any illness or adverse reactions.

What was recalled?

  • Raw Cornish Hen with Supplements Cat Food, 5 lb. tub, PLU #5230, best by Nov. 20, 2022
  • Raw Cornish Hen with Supplements Cat Food, 15 oz. container, PLU #1652, best by Nov. 20, 2022

Why was it recalled?

Salmonella bacteria can cause an infection in cats when consumed. Symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, fever, excess salivation, and decreased appetite. 

It can also cause similar symptoms in humans if they handle contaminated products, so be sure to wash your hands after handling your cat’s food. Some cats may not show symptoms but can still spread the bacteria to other household pets and humans.

Where was the product sold?

The impacted products were sold from the company’s retail stores in Minneapolis, Saint Paul and Woodbury, Minnesota. No other Woody’s Pet Food Deli products are part of this recall.

Reporting pet food problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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Key information


Raw Cornish Hen pet food “with supplements”

Date of recall:

December 23, 2021


Woody’s Pet Food Deli


Potential salmonella contamination