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Pet Food News
on March 28, 2016

Smallbatch Pets recalls frozen dog food

Frozen dog duckbatch sliders may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes

Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog duckbatch sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The potentially affected lots of dog duckbatch sliders were distributed to retail pet food stores in California, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, USA, through pet food retailers/distributors. Eighty cases of this product were sold between February 23, 2016, and March 10, 2016.

The affected products are sold frozen in 3-lb. bags. The products affected by this recall are identified with the following manufacturing codes: Lot number CO27, Best By Date of 01/27/17, UPC 713757339001.

The "Best By" date is located on the back of the package below the seal.

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration of a 3-lb. bag of dog duckbatch sliders that was collected at a distributor revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date. However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product. Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can 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 this product should contact their healthcare providers.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of dog duck sliders are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.

For all consumer questions, call +1.888.507.2712, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. PST or email info@smallbatchpets.com.

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