When it comes to what we feed our family and our pets, recalls can be so stressful and it seems like there is a new one every day lately.
Bags of Freshpet dog food that have been sold in 12 different states have been recalled due to possible salmonella contamination.
Salmonella wouldn’t just affect the dog, but it could also affect the humans that are in the home with the dog.
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.Food and Drug Administration
Always wash your hands after handling food and clean any surfaces that the food has touched.
Symptoms of salmonella are nausea, vomiting, diarrhea (could be bloody), abdominal cramping, and fevers, according to the FDA.
This recall is for the 4.5-pound bags of Freshpet Select Fresh From The Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe.
The sell-by date on the bags reads Oct. 29th, 2022, with a UPC code reading 627975011673 according to the Food and Drug Administration.
The recalled Freshpet dog food was sold at Walmart, Target, and other major retailers located in 12 states and Puerto Rico.
The locations of the stores where these specific bags were sold are located in Alabama and Georgia Walmart stores as well as Target stores and other retailers located in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.
If you have purchased one of the bags that have been recalled please dispose of it and if you have experienced any illnesses that may be related to the food please call Freshpet at 1-800-285-0563