Salmonella in Pet Food

Reports of pet foods contaminated by Salmonella seem to be ever increasing.  The FDA has been doing a wonderful job in tracking harmful products and updating their site to inform consumers about what not to purchase.  It always breaks my heart when I read about product recalls involving Salmonella in pet foods because of the adverse consequences suffered by the helpless animals.  Therefore, I wanted to inform the readers of this blog of two new pet foods recalls due to Salmonella contamination.

1) Strippin' Chicks™ Pet Treats

On March 7, 2013, Diggin' Your Dog™ issued a voluntary withdrawal of one lot of its Strippin' Chicks™ Pet Treats due to possible Salmonella contamination. According to the FDA, “as a precautionary measure, Diggin' Your Dog™ will continue to produce all products in very small, handmade lot batches.”

Affected Product:

  • Product Name: Strippin' Chicks™ Pet Treats
  • Size: 5 oz Bag
  • Lot Code: 250322
  • USE BY date: 2-23-14

Refund:

Consumers who have purchased the withdrawn products are entitled to a full refund, plus $1.00 to cover postage.  All they must do is mail the UPC and lot code to the following address:

Diggin Your Dog, LLC,

PO Box 17306 Reno, NV 89511

Additional Information:

If you seek additional information regarding the withdrawal, contact Diggin' Your Dog™ by calling 775-742-7295.

Click to learn more about the pet food withdrawal.

2) Canine Patties

On March 7, 2013, Steve’s Real Food of Murray issued a recall of its "Turducken Canine Diet Patties due to potential Salmonella contamination.  According to the FDA, “the potential for contamination was noted after a routine sampling of one 5 lb. bag by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.”

Affected Product:

  • Product Name: Turducken Canine Diet Patties
  • Size: 8oz Patties in 5 lb. bags
  • Lot Number: 209-10-27-13
  • Expiration date: October 27, 2013
  • Dates Of Distribution: From October 2012 to January 2013
  • Places of Distribution: In retail stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New York , California, Minnesota and Tennessee

Refund:

Consumers who have purchased 5 lb. bags of Steve’s Real Food Turducken Canine Recipe are entitled to a full refund.  All they must do is return them to the place of purchase.

Additional Information:

If you seek additional information regarding the withdrawal, contact the company at 801-540-8481.

Click to learn more about the pet food withdrawal.

Risk of Salmonella to Humans:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms after having contact with a product contaminated with Salmonella, please contact your healthcare provider immediately.

Risk of Salmonella to Pets:

Pets with Salmonella infections may have the following symptoms:

  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Lazy
  • Decreased appetite
  • Abdominal pain

If your pet displays any of these symptoms after consuming a product contaminated with Salmonella, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

What to Do if You Have Been Affected by a Recalled Product?

If you or a loved one has become injured or has sustained property damage as a result of a recalled product, you may be entitled to compensation.

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