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Dog food topper recalled for Salmonella contamination

Boulder Dog Food Company is voluntarily recalling the Turkey Sprinkles food enhancer because the product is contaminated with Salmonella. Last month, the company recalled Chicken Sprinkles for the same issue.

The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Food and Drug Administration which revealed a positive test for Salmonella in the Turkey Sprinkles.

Turkey Sprinkles’ details

The recall is regarding Turkey Sprinkles 3 oz with a “Best By” date of 05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016, a Lot Number of 743, and a UPC Code of 899883001224. The product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The “Best By” date and Lot Number are a label on the back of the bag in the center.

Little bitty recall

The recalled product consists of 7 bags that were distributed to one retail customer in the State of Colorado, one retail customer in the State of Virginia. Boulder Dog Food Company has identified and notified the customers to whom the recalled product was sent. If you are in possession of the recalled product, stop using it and return the unused product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.

One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the product.

Sickening Salmonella facts

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the product.

Healthy people handling the product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may 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 the Product should contact their healthcare providers immediately.

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. If your pet has consumed the Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.

Who to contact

Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. at 303-449-2540 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM (M.D.T.)

SOURCE: FDA Release

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