Portland-based pet food company issues recall over risk of salmonella
PORTLAND, Ore. – A local dog food company issued a recall for its pet food because it could be contaminated with salmonella.
Portland-based Smallbatch Pets pet food company issued a voluntary recall for some of its frozen "chicken blend for dogs and cats."
The recall includes 2-pound bags sold between February 1 and last Friday (May 5) in Oregon, Washington, California and Colorado.
Pets infected with salmonella can pass it on to other animals and humans, and Smallbatch Pets says pet owners can also get sick handling the food.
“Especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” a recall notice said.
The recalled products have this information listed on the label:
- Lot D032 with the UPC number 705105970974 and Best By Date 2/1/2018
- Lot E058 with the UPC number 705105970974 and Best By Date 2/27/2018
Symptoms of salmonella in humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever, and can cause more serious problems. Go to the doctor if you are experiencing these problems.
Animals with salmonella infections can act lethargic, have diarrhea (sometimes with blood), fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain. You should take your pet to the veterinarian if you see these problems.
As of Monday, no cases of salmonella had been linked to the product.
The company is asking people to either toss any products that fall in the recalled batch, or take them back to the store for a full refund.