Smallbatch Pets Inc., a Portland-based, family-owned raw pet food manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen Chicken Blend for dogs and cats due to potential salmonella contamination.
No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.
The Chicken Blend products are found in 2lb bags. The recall affects the products with the following UPC codes and lot numbers:
Best By Date: 2/1/2018
Best By Date: 2/27/2018
Routine Food and Drug Administration (FDA) testing of a 2lb bag of chicken blend revealed the presence of salmonella in the product. The potentially affected products were distributed to retail pet food stores in California, Colorado, Oregon, and Washington. Two hundred and eighty-two cases of this product were sold between the dates of February 1, 2017 and May 5, 2017.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will only display a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
Symptoms of salmonella infection in people include 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 the recalled pet food product should contact their healthcare providers.
Consumers who have purchased the above lots are urged to stop feeding them to their dogs or cats and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.
Those with questions can call the company at 888-507-2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM - 4:00PM PST or email the brand at firstname.lastname@example.org.