Some K-9 Kraving Chicken Patties raw dog food sold in Maryland has been voluntarily recalled because it may be contaminated with both Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.
The affected product was distributed to retail stores only in Maryland from July 13 to 17, 2015.
K-9 Kraving Dog Food became aware of the issue after it was notified by the FDA that a routine surveillance sample of the Chicken Patties product tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes, according to a news release.
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 product, see a doctor or veterinarian.
If you bought the recalled product, stop feeding it to your dog. Consumers can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase to the store.
“At K-9 Kraving Dog Food, we take quality and safety very seriously,” said CEO Robert Barrett in the news release. “We believe that under all circumstances, health and safety comes first, and we are committed to providing the best possible nutrition for pets.”
According to the company’s website, “K-9 Kraving’s frozen raw dog foods are U.S.A. Made products, manufactured in Baltimore, Maryland from ingredients sourced fresh from within the United States* (fresh *Elk meat, fresh whole *Mackerel are imported from Canada).”
For more information about this recall, call the consumer relations team at 800-675-1471 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT, Monday through Friday.
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