Dog food distributed in 10 states is being recalled because of potential Salmonella contamination, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). If a product contains Salmonella, it would pose a possible health risk not only to pets but also to any humans who handle it.
Nearly 70 cases of Albright’s Raw Dog Food Chicken Recipe are involved in the recall. The food was packaged in 2-pound rolls with orange and yellow labels and stamps reading, “Lot number C000185, Best By May 2021.” The cases were shipped to stores and homes in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee between July 8 and Aug. 27. Because the product was sold frozen, it is possible that it may still be in your local retailer’s freezer.
One animal Salmonella illness has been reported so far, but there are no known human illnesses to date. Symptoms of an infection in a pet include abdominal pain, decreased appetite, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, tiredness, and vomiting. However, infected but otherwise healthy dogs can infect other animals or humans. Contact your veterinarian if your pet exhibits any of these symptoms after consuming the recalled product.
The contamination was uncovered through testing conducting by the FDA. According to the federal agency, “the problem was confined to this batch, and the company has ceased the distribution.” Customers who have the product in their freezers should return it for a full refund.
This is the second major recall of pet food in a month after the FDA alerted pet owners that 18 dog food brands manufactured by Sunshine Mills could be tainted with aflatoxin.
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