Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to 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.
- Smallbatch Pets Inc.
- Frozen dog duckbatch sliders.
The products affected by this recall are sold frozen in 3 lbs. bags and are identified with the following manufacturing codes:
- Lot #: CO27
- UPC: 713757339001
- Best By Date: 01/27/2017
The “Best By” date is on the back of the package below the seal.
Why recalled? Due to Possible Salmonella and Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk.
- This is a voluntary recall and no pet or consumer illness has been reported yet due to this affected product.
- This recall was initiated after routine testing by the FDA of a 3 lb bag of dog duckbatch sliders, revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
- Eighty cases of this recalled product were sold between the dates of 2/23/16 – 3/10/16.
- The potentially affected lots of dog duckbatch sliders were distributed to retail pet food stores in States CA, CO, OR, WA through pet food retailers/distributors.
What to do?
- Consumers who have purchased the above lots of dog duck sliders are urged not to feed them to pets but return them to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.
- Consumers should follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.
- For all questions, call 888-507-2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM PST or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area. Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints
- Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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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