Sunshine Mills Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of certain dog food products because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date. The potential for contamination was noted after the firm was notified by its distributor, Fleet Wholesale Supply Company, who was informed by Minnesota Department of Agriculture when a sample of 5 lbs. Sprout Sporting Dog Food product was collected and tested positive for Salmonella during routine surveillance.
The best buy date and lot code can be found on the back of each package. The products identified were distributed online and in retail stores, and include:
There are no other Sportsman’s Pride, Sprout, Intimidator or FRM Gold Select products or other lot codes of these products affected by this recall.
Retailers who received the recalled lots have been contacted and asked to pull these lots from their inventory and shelves.
Consumers who have purchased the recalled products should discontinue use of the product and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills Inc. customer service at +1-800-705-2111 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
This is a voluntary recall being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.
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