The Food and Drug Administration announced yesterday that Northwest Naturals of Portland, Oregon is recalling 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon petfood chubs because it has the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.
According to PetMD:
“Listeriosis, a serious infection caused by the listeria bacteria, is rare in dogs. Common signs of infection include diarrhea and vomiting. However, more serious symptoms, such as fever, muscular and respiratory signs, abortion, and even death, are possible. If your dog has consumed the recalled products and displays these symptoms, contact your veterinarian.
Infected animals can shed the bacteria through their feces and thus serve as a source of infection for humans, especially if they have not washed their hands. But the most common way people are affected is by consuming contaminated food. Consumers who exhibit signs of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, aches, and fever after potential exposure should contact their health care provider.”
The affected product was 1 isolated batch of 94 cases sent to distributors in California, Washington, Texas, Michigan, Georgia, and Rhode Island and sold thru specialty pet retail stores.
Product: 5lb frozen chubs labeled Chicken and Salmon Dog Food
UPC code: 0 87316 38440 6
Best Buy date code: 15 082218
No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date.
Consumers should to check the lot code on any 5lb frozen Chicken and Salmon chubs. Anyone the dog food from the noted lot code should return product to the specialty retailer where purchased for full refund.
Consumers with questions may contact Northwest Naturals at 1-866-637-1872, Monday-Friday, from 8:00am to 4:00pm PST or go to www.nw-naturals.net.