TBD Brands is recalling Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor frozen yogurt dog treats because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
Sunland’s peanut butter, which is sold to hundreds of manufacturers and used in thousands of products, was found to be contaminated with Salmonella, prompting the largest recall for peanut butter in history. Hundreds of products have been recalled so far, two of which were dog treats, with more recalls announced daily. For detailed information the FDA has searchable database related to the Sunland Peanut Butter and Nut and Seed Recall.
FDA released the recall notice about the Yoghund yogurt treat for dogs made with the peanut butter from Sunland Inc. late Wednesday, although the press release is dated October 10, 2012:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 10, 2012 – TBD Brands, LLC, announced today that it is issuing a voluntary recall of Yoghund brand Organic Banana & Peanut Butter flavor, frozen yogurt dog treats. This is a cautionary action, as these products contain organic peanut butter linked to recent recalls of Sunland, Inc.of Portales, NM, for possible Salmonella contamination.
Although there have been no reported incidents of human or animal illnesses in connection with their product, the company has elected to recall all case product of Lot Code 268 12 and earlier, cup and four pack Best By Date of 9.24.14 or earlier.
Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic, have diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets, can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Individuals handling the frozen yogurt product can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product. People who believe they may have been exposed to Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. According to the Centers for Disease Control, people who are more likely to be affected by Salmonella include infants, children younger than 5 years old, organ transplant patients, people with HIV/AIDS and people receiving treatment for cancer.
Product was distributed through retailers nationwide.
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