Real Pet Food Company voluntarily recalled one lot of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe in four-pound bags because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The recalled pet food bags bear the lot code V 07 Feb 2022. No illnesses have been reported.
Retailers who have received product from the affected lot code have been asked to remove this product from shelves immediately and dispose of the product carefully.
This recall does not affect any other Billy+Margot products or those sold outside of the USA.
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by state officials which revealed that the finished products contained the bacteria. The company has ceased the production and distribution of the product. The FDA and the company will continue their investigation as to what caused the problem.
Effects of Salmonella in pet food
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Owners exhibiting any signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever, vomiting and or 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.