October 2, 2015 – K-9 Kraving Dog Food is voluntarily recalling Chicken Patties dog food that was shipped between July 13th and July 17th, 2015. The reason of the recall is because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the contaminated products and humans are also at risk after handling the products, especially if you don’t wash your hands thoroughly with soap afterwards.
Company: K-9 Kraving Dog Food
Note: FDA did not include any image of the recalled product labels during the press release. Hence, the above label is not the actual recalled product label but would look very similar.
- Chicken Patties Dog Food (no specific brand name)
The recalled products were distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. There is no mention of UPC code, Lot code or anything that differentiates the recalled products from other similar products by the same company, except it is Chicken Patties dog food that was shipped between July 13th and July 17th, 2015. If you live in Maryland and have recently purchased similar products made by this company, be very cautious.
Why recalled? potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes and Salmonella
- The recalled Chicken Patties Dog Food were shipped between July 13th – July 17th, 2015. So far no other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected.
- The affected products were distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No illnesses have been reported to date.
- FDA alerted K-9 Kraving after a routine testing of a sample of the chicken patties tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
What to do?
- Although no illnesses have yet been reported, you should follow the Safe Handling Instructions printed on the K-9 Kraving package when disposing the recalled product.
- If you are still feeding the affected product, you should stop and monitor your pet’s health.
- If you have any concerns or if your pet is showing the signs of listeria and salmonella as mentioned further down this article you should immediately contact a veterinarian.
- Consumers who bought the product can get a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to the retailer.
- Consumers with additional questions are suggested to call Consumer Relations team at 1-800-675-1471 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, EST.
About Listeria monocytogenes:
- Listeria monocytogenes is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
- Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.
- Healthy cats and dogs rarely become sick from Listeria. If animals get ill with Listeria they will display symptoms similar to the ones listed above for humans.
- People who have concerns about whether their pet has Listeria should contact their veterinarian.
About Salmonella Bacteria:
- Salmonella can affect animals eating the products.
- 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.
- Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: 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.
- Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this 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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
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