One lot of frozen Smallbatchdog Duckback Sliders has been voluntarily recalled because it may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
Smallbatch Pets Inc., which is based in Richmond, Calif., announced the recall March 26. The 80 cases in the affected lot were sold from Feb. 23 to March 10, 2016 in retail pet food stores in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington.
“As the raw food market has grown and matured, so has the scrutiny and testing for pathogens,” the company wrote on its website. “Starting immediately, we will ramp up testing on our raw materials, finished products and processing environment in an effort to produce an even better and safer smallbatch pet food product. We will continue to adopt interventions and technologies to prevent the possibility of pathogens being found in our products. We will continue to source only the highest quality ingredients available to us like we have always done.”
Salmonella can affect animals as well as people who handle the contaminated food. The symptoms for both people and animals include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Listeria monocytogenes can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. The symptoms for both people and dogs include high fever, stiffness, nausea and diarrhea.
If you or your dog have any of these symptoms after touching or eating the recalled products, see a doctor or veterinarian. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have yet been reported.
The following products, all sold in 3-pound bags, are included in the recall.
Smallbatchdog Duckback Sliders
- Lot # CO27
- Best By Date: 01/27/17 (located on the back of the bag, below the seal)
- UPC: 713757339001
If you purchased this product, dispose of it by following the Simple Handling Tips on the package. For a full refund, contact the store where you purchased it or Smallbatch Inc.
For more information about this recall, call 888-507-2712 Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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