On October 21st, 2023, Texas Farm Products Company (TFP Nutrition) voluntarily recalled certain products due to potential Salmonella contamination. Since food testing positive for Salmonella could harm both dogs and humans, companies need to proceed with caution in situations like this. Luckily, the product was pulled before any dog or human illnesses were reported.
What Product is Recalled?
TFP Nutrition recalled the 50-pound bags of Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food with either of the following best-by dates: “10 2024 3277 TFP” or “10 2024 3278 TFP”.
This dog food was made on October 4-5, 2023 and sent to Tractor Supply Company stores in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah. It has been pulled from the shelves at all locations and wasn’t sold to any other stores.
“We conducted a thorough internal investigation of all systems and processes and have taken corrective action,” TFP Nutrition said. “We are also working with state and federal officials to make sure consumers have all the latest information pertaining to this situation.”
Even though there are no customer complaints related to this recall, there have been some pet parents complaining about mold or digestive issues in reviews of this dog food within the last few months.
Dangers of Salmonella for Dogs and Humans
Salmonella can affect both humans and dogs, so even if your dog doesn’t have symptoms, they could pass the bacteria on to other members of your household.
Dogs with Salmonella could experience diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, or a decreased appetite. Humans could face nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, cramps, or fever. In extreme cases for people, it could lead to arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, or eye irritation.
Even though Salmonella symptoms typically go away on their own, it’s best to talk to your vet if your dog is showing unusual behaviors. Dogs can’t tell us when they’re not feeling well, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
What to Do with the Recalled Product
Anyone who has this product should stop feeding it to their dogs immediately and dispose of it. Thoroughly wash anything the food touched, such as bowls, containers, and measuring cups.
You can contact your place of purchase for a full refund. For more details, you can call TFP Nutrition at 1-800-330-3048 or visit tfpnutrition.com/recall.