BARF World, a California-based raw pet food company, has issued a voluntary recall for select bags of BARF Lamb Patties and BARF Combo Patties due to possible Salmonella contamination.
According to BARF World, only the BARF Lamb Patties and the BARF Combo Patties produced on July 27th, 2012 are being recalled.
The affected bags will have a white sticker towards the top, and the sticker will display a Use By date of 07/27/2013.
This voluntary recall is being conducted at the request of the FDA as the recalled products were made on the same day that a positive salmonella test occurred in the manufacturing plant.
Salmonella can affect both animals eating the product and humans handling the pet product. If you or your pet had contact with the recalled product, you are advised to watch for symptoms that may develop. Common symptoms associated with Salmonella poisoning include diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain. More severe symptoms can include arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. If you or your pets are experiencing these symptoms contact a medical professional.
If you have a BARF World recalled product in your home you are urged to discontinue use immediately and dispose of it in a safe manner (i.e. in a securely covered trash receptacle).
For replacement or a refund of recalled product(s), contact Christopher Hampson at 1-866-282-2273. You may also visit BARFWorld.com for more information about this pet food recall.