Potential Salmonella Contamination Spurs Recall
Yesterday, Smallbatch Pets Inc. of Portland announced it is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen 2lbs. chicken blend for dogs and cats, brand name Smallbatch, due to the potential Salmonella contamination.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is 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 surfaces exposed to these products.
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 product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
No reported pet or consumer illnesses to date.
Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.
The company distributed the potentially affected lots of 2lbs. chicken blend to retail pet food stores in States CA, CO, OR, WA through pet food retailers/distributors. Smallbatch Pets sold two hundred and eighty-two cases of this product between the dates of 2/1/17 – 5/5/17.
Smallbatch Pets sells the affected product frozen in 2lbs. bags. You can identify them with the following manufacturing codes and the “Best By” date on the back of the package.
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The FDA announced the recall after routine testing after a sample collected at a distributor revealed the presence of Salmonella.
Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Chicken Blend are urged to stop feeding them to their dogs or cats immediately. Return the product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.
We do apologize for any inconvenience and for all consumer questions, please call us at 888-507 2712, Monday – Friday, 9:00AM – 4:00PM PST or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.