According to the press release, the Minnesota-based company is recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of the food, which was distributed nationwide. The product has UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7” found on lower back of the bag. It can also be identified by the first five digits of the lot codes and “Best By dates”.
First five digits of Lot Codes:
4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P
Best By Dates:
Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16
The recall was initiated after routine testing by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of salmonella in one bag of the product.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection. Most people usually recover without treatment but some may need to be hospitalized. Contact your doctor if you have symptoms after handling the food.
Symptoms in infected dogs may include fever, vomiting, diarrhea, loss of appetite and an abnormally fast heart beat. Some dogs will only have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected pets can also be carriers of the bacteria and can infect other animals or humans. Make sure to take your pooch to the vet if they develop symptoms after consuming the food.
If you have a recalled product, dispose of it safely in a tightly sealed trash receptacle.