Hill’s Pet Nutrition, of Topeka, KS, is voluntarily issuing a pet food recall for a limited quantity of dry dog food due to possible Salmonella contamination.
The following products (pictured here) are included in the dog food recall:
Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed
15.5 lb bags
“Best Before” Date/ Production Code: 08 2015 M094
According to a press release issued by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, the 62 bags affected by this dog food recall were distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014. The bags were part of a single production run.
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 dog food and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
There is a 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 surface 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.
Customers who may have purchased any of the affected food should discontinue use of the product and immediately call Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777. Customer service representatives will be available Monday-Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm CST. Hill’s will arrange to collect the unused portion of the product at its own expense at a time convenient for the consumer and will provide a full refund.