Freshpet recalls one lot of dog food for Salmonella

Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021.

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courtesy U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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Adapted from a press release:

Freshpet Inc. voluntary recalled a single lot of pet food: Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite Size Beef & Egg Recipe Dog Food (1 LB bags), with Sell by Date 10/30/2021, due to potential contamination with Salmonella, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction. However, it was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets between June 7 to June 10, 2021. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

  • Retail UPC Code: 627975012939
  • Lot Code: 1421FBP0101
  • Sell by Date: 10/30/2021 L2

Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction to date. The limited number of impacted products may have been sold at: Publix in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia, and at limited Target locations in Arizona and Southern California. Most of the product was intercepted at retailer distribution warehouses and not delivered to retail stores.

Effects of Salmonella in pet food

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these 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. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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