Freshpet Dog Food Recall – Dog food sold in more than a couple dozen is being recalled over concerns that it may be contaminated with salmonella.
Freshpet Dog Food Recall
According to a recall notice posted by the US Food and Drug Administration, Freshpet Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of their Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe, which has a sell-by date of Oct. 29, 2022. (FDA).
“Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks,” the company said in a statement, adding that no other Freshpet products or lot codes were impacted by the recall.
The impacted lot may have been sold to a small number of Walmart shops in Alabama and Georgia, according to the warning. The notification went on to say that it may have been sold to Target stores and other select merchants in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
There have been no reports of illnesses or bad reactions linked to the recalled product to date, according to the business.
According to the recall notice, the bacteria can affect animals after eating and pose a risk to people, “particularly children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling infected products.”
The symptoms of an infected pet include lethargic, diarrhoea or vomiting and diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain. According to the recall, some pets may be sick without showing symptoms, but they can still infect other animals or humans.
Salmonella infection can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or bloody diarrhoea, abdominal cramping, and fever in consumers.
According to the recall, people may develop “more serious diseases, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle soreness, eye irritation, and urinary tract problems.”