Some 4-pound bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food are being voluntarily recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
According to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall notice, Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc., of Perham, Minn., manufactured the product for Nutrisca.
The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Dept. of Agriculture found Salmonella in one 4-pound bag of the product.
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. If you or your pet experiences these symptoms after handling or eating the recalled product, see a doctor or veterinarian.
The recalled Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food was distributed nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores and internet retailers.
The recall is limited to 4-pound bags of the product, with the UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7” (located on the lower back of the bag) and the following Lot Codes and Best by Dates (both are located on upper back of the bag).
Lot Codes (First Five Digits):
Best By Dates:
- Jul 28 16
- Jul 30 16
- Jul 31 16
- Aug 03 16
- Aug 04 16
- Aug 05 16
If you purchased the recalled product, do not feed it to your dog. Discard it in a safe manner (for example, in a securely covered trash receptacle) and contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.
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