Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling some of its Turkey Sprinkles because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella.
This voluntary recall is regarding Turkey Sprinkles 3 oz. with a "Best By" date of 05/18/16, 05/28/2016 and 05/30/2016, a Lot Number of 743, and a UPC Code of 899883001224. 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 a label on the back of the bag in the center.
The recalled product consists of 7 bags that were distributed to one retail customer in Colorado and one retail customer in Virginia. Boulder Dog Food Company has identified and notified the customers to whom the recalled product was sent. If you are in possession of the recalled product, 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 Food and Drug Administration which revealed a positive test for Salmonella in the product. One complaint was received from a consumer who had contact with the product.
This recall comes after the company recently voluntarily recalled some of its Chicken Sprinkles, also because the product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. The previous recall was a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture which revealed a positive test for 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. Healthy people handling the 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 healthcare 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.
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.
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