On May 5, Smallbatch Pets Inc. in Portland, Oregon issued a voluntarily recall for two lots of its Smallbatch Frozen Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats.
The affected lots of Smallbatch Chicken Blend were distributed to retail pet food stores on the west coast and have potentially been contaminated with Salmonella.
Two hundred eighty-two cases of frozen 2-pound bags of Smallbatch Chicken Blend with specific lot numbers were sold between the dates of 2/1/17 and 5/5/17 in the following states:
The products affected by this recall are identified with the following manufacturing codes and “Best By” dates, located on the back of the package.
- Lot: D032
Best By: 2/1/2018
- Lot: E058
Best By: 2/27/2018
What Caused the Recall?
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration of a 2 pound bag of Smallbatch Chicken Blend that was collected at a distributor revealed the presence of Salmonella.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
Humans may contract Salmonella from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Symptoms of infection in people include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Humans exhibiting symptoms after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Smallbatch Chicken Blend are urged to stop feeding the product to their dogs or cats and to return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.
Consumers with questions are asked to contact the company at 888-507-2712, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PST or via email at email@example.com.
H/T to DogFoodAdvisor.com
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