One lot of Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties for Dogs has been voluntarily recalled by the Carnivore Meat Company because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Carnivore Meat Company, based in Green Bay, Wisc., announced today it was notified by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a sample of the product tested positive for Salmonella.
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.
The recalled product was distributed in California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.
The following lot is included in the recall. The lot number and best by date are located on the back of the package.
Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties for Dogs
Net wt: 6 lbs.
Lot Number: 11475
Best By Date: 20161108 (11/08/16)
UPC: 33211 00807
If you purchased this product, call 920-370-6542 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST for further assistance. If the package has been opened, dispose of the food by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.
“The company is fully committed to maintaining the highest quality standards in the pet food industry and ensuring the health and safety of pets,” Carnivore Meat Company stated in its announcement.
In July 2015, the company voluntarily recalled two batches of Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Tripe Patties and Frozen Beef Tripe Nibblets because they may have been contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.