Smallbatch Pets recalls frozen duck dog food for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Smallbatch Pets posted a recall notice on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall page because a lot of frozen Dog Duckbatch Sliders are contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The lots of affected Dog Duckbatch Sliders were distributed to retail pet food stores in States CA, CO, OR, WA through pet food retailers/distributors. Eighty cases of this product were sold between the dates of 2/23/16 – 3/10/16.

The affected products are sold frozen in 3lbs. bags. The products affected by this recall are identified with the following manufacturing codes:

LOT # Best By Date UPC
CO27 01/27/17 713757339001

The “Best By” date is located on the back of the package below the seal.

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the FDA of a 3lb bag of Dog Duckbatch Sliders, that was collected at a distributor, revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the FDA.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Dog Duck Sliders are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.

WHY IS THIS BEING RECALLED?

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans 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.

YOU CAN GET VERY SICK

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

& IT’S A PROBLEM FOR PETS TOO

Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

According to the manufacturer no pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported yet. Consumers should also follow the safe handling instructions published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.

Smallbatch Pets’ apologizes for any inconvenience and for all consumer questions, and asks that you please call them at 888-507-2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM PST or email them at info@smallbatchpets.com.

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