About a month ago, Texas Farm Products Company (TFP Nutrition) recalled some of their Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe Dry Dog Food due to potential Salmonella contamination. On November 16, 2023, the company expanded the voluntary recall to include all of their dry dog, dry cat, and catfish formulas made in their Nacogdoches, Texas, facility. Like the original recall, these formulas were also pulled due to the risk of Salmonella. Since Salmonella can harm both pets and humans, it’s important for families serving this food to take precautions.
Which Products are Affected?
The recall includes over 50 formulas made by TFP Nutrition. The brands of food affected include Retriever, Exclusive, Member’s Mark, Lone Star, Star Pro, H-E-B Texas Pets, and more. You can see the full list of recalled products here.
The food was shipped to many stores and distributors across the United States. TFP Nutrition is currently working with retailers to ensure that all these pet food recipes get removed from the shelves as soon as possible.
Dangers of Salmonella for Dogs and Humans
Dogs and other pets with Salmonella infections could experience lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain. However, pets can also carry Salmonella without showing any symptoms, which could put humans and other pets at risk.
Humans who have interacted with the recalled food should pay close attention to unusual symptoms like nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramping. In extreme cases, a Salmonella infection could lead to more serious concerns like arterial infections, endocarditis, muscle pain, arthritis, irritated eyes, or urinary tract symptoms.
If you believe that you, your dog, or someone else in your family is dealing with a Salmonella infection, it’s best to seek medical attention. While these issues can go away on their own, it’s always better to be safe than sorry with your loved ones.
What to Do with the Recalled Products
If your pet’s food is on the list of recalled products, stop feeding it to them immediately. Then, dispose of it in a way that no pets, kids, or wildlife can access it. Wash any surfaces the food could’ve come into contact with, such as bowls, storage containers, and counters. Then, thoroughly wash your hands.
For more information on this recall, you can call 1-866-311-1323. If your questions are about your specific product, be ready to share the product name, product size, and the manufacture date/lot code. Lot codes are typically found on the back of the bag.