Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland, Oregon, has voluntarily recalled two lots of its frozen 2lb. Smallbatch Chicken Blend for Dogs and Cats after a sample tested positive for Salmonella. The potentially affected lots were distributed to retail pet food stores in CA, CO, OR, and WA through pet food retailers/distributors, and 288 cases of this product were sold between February 1, 2017 and May 5, 2017.
Salmonella poses a risk to both the animals eating the product and humans 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.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in pets include lethargy, 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.
Humans infected with Salmonella may experience 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.
The affected products are sold frozen in 2lb. bags. The product lots affected by this recall carry the following UPC and “Best By” dates on the back of the package:
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Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Chicken Blend are urged to stop feeding them to their dogs or cats and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately. Consumer questions may be directed to Smallbatch Pets, Inc. by calling 888-507 2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM PST or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.