Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Sprinkles because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product, and there is risk to humans who handle the product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the product or any surfaces exposed to the product.
This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of 05/04/16, Lot #998 and a UPC Code of 899883001231. The product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The “Best By” date and Lot Number are on a label on the reverse side of the bag.
The recalled product consists of 10 bags of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) that were distributed to two retail stores in Colorado, one retail store in Washington state, and one retail customer in Maryland. Boulder Dog Food Company has retrieved 8 of the 10 bags of the recalled product, and believes that the remaining two bags of the product have been used or destroyed. If you are in possession of the recalled product, please discontinue use and return the unused product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company.
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed a positive test for Salmonella.
One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the product.
Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. at +1.303.449.2540 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. MDT.
Healthy people handling a product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the product should contact their health care providers immediately.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
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