In what seems to be a routine occurrence in the meat-based pet food world, another recall has surfaced -- this time from raw meat company smallbatch, which boasts "locally sourced" and "sustainably made" pet food.
This recall was initiated after routine testing by FDA of a 2 pound bag of chicken blend, which was collected at a distributor, revealed the presence of Salmonella (source: PetFoodIndustry.com). The potentially contaminated lots were distributed to retail stores in California, Oregon, Colorado, and Washington and sold starting February 1, 2017.
Effects of Salmonella
Salmonella can affect the animals eating the products as well as the humans handling them, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Symptoms of infection in people include 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.
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.
For further details on this recall, including lot information, please click here.
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