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Dog/Cat Food Recalled Due To Salmonella

On May 5, Smallbatch Pets Inc. in Portland, Oregon issued a voluntary recall for two batches of its Smallbatch Frozen Chicken Blend for dogs and cats.

The affected lots of Smallbatch Chicken Blend were distributed to pet food stores on the West Coast and may be contaminated with Salmonella.

What is being recalled?

Two hundred and eighty-two cases of frozen 2-pound bags of Smallbatch Chicken Blend with specific lot numbers were sold between the dates of 2/1/2017 and 5/5/2017 in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
  • Washington

The products affected by this recall are identified by the following production codes and expiration dates, which are located on the back of the package.

  • Lot: D032
    UPC: 705105970974
    Best by: 1-2-2018
  • Lot: E058
    UPC: 705105970974
    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 collected from 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 only have loss of appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or people.

People can contract Salmonella from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands thoroughly after contact with the products or surfaces exposed to these products.

Symptoms of infection in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious conditions, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.

If your pet has consumed the recalled product and exhibits these symptoms, contact your veterinarian. People who exhibit symptoms after contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

What must we do?

Consumers who purchased the above lots of Smallbatch Chicken Blend are urged to stop feeding the product to their dogs or cats and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund, or discard the product 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 info@smallbatchpets.com.

H/T to DogFoodAdvisor.com

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