Freshpet Recalls Dog Food Due to Salmonella

Freshpet Dog Food Recall June 2022

June 18, 2022 — Freshpet Inc. is recalling a single lot of Freshpet Select dog food due to potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.

What’s Being Recalled?

Details for the recalled product are listed below.

The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Batch Information

  • Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe
    Package size: 4.5 pound bag
    Sell by date: 10/29/22 L3
    Retail UPC code: 627975011673
    Lot code: 10/29/22

About Salmonella

Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or 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.

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 provider.

Salmonella and Dogs

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.

About the Recall

According to the company…

Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks.

No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

To date, Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction.

Where Was the Product Sold?

The single lot may have sold at limited Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia. And at limited Target stores and other select retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

What to Do?

If pet parents have products matching the following description and sell by date in their possession, they should stop feeding it to their dogs and dispose of it immediately.

Please call the company if you have any of the recalled product: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag) with Sell by Date 10/29/22.

The Sell by date, along with the UPC code, can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.

Pet parents who have questions or would like to report adverse reactions should call Freshpet at 800-285-0563 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 9 pm (ET) and Saturday through Sunday 9 am to 1 pm (ET).

Or visit https://freshpet.co/JUNE22.

This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Reporting Pet Food Problems

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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