Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite-Size Beef & Egg Recipe Recall
What Freshpet Dog Food is Being Recalled?
Freshpet Inc. has chosen to move forward with a voluntary recall of a single lot of food as of June 13, 2021. The affected products are potentially contaminated with Salmonella.
Which Freshpet Inc. Food Products Are Under Recall?
A single lot of food sold under the Freshpet Select Small Dog Bite-Size Beef & Egg Recipe has been recalled. The corresponding information for the affected lot is as follows:
|Product Name||Retail UPC Code||Lot Code||Sell by Date|
|FRESHPET® SELECT SMALL DOG BITE-SIZE BEEF & EGG RECIPE||627975012939||1421FBP0101||10/30/2021 L2|
Why Was The Food Recalled?
Freshpet Inc. recalled a specific lot of food due to potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella poisoning can be spread to other animals and humans and can cause acute illness in both.
Where Was The Food Sold?
The products were sold at Publix stores in Florida, South Carolina, and Georgia. They were also distributed to limited Target stores in Arizona and Southern California. The majority of the product never left warehouses and was not delivered to retail stores.
What Do I Do With The Food? Should I Be Worried About Myself or My Dog?
If your pet has been eating the recalled Freshpet Inc. product, discontinue use immediately. Due to potential adverse reactions in dogs of any size, if you have been feeding your pet the potentially contaminated product, contact your veterinarian to ensure they know the situation. Then return the food to the original purchase location for a full refund.
What Do I Need To Know About Salmonella Poisoning?
Salmonella poisoning in dogs may come with various symptoms such as lethargy with fever, diarrhea occasionally accompanied by blood, and vomiting. Other less noticeable side effects can include appetite loss, abdominal pain, and fever.
If your animal has become infected but appears to be otherwise healthy, they can still be carriers of Salmonella. That means they can potentially infect other animals and humans they are around. If you know your pet has consumed the recalled product or is currently experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
A Message From Freshpet Inc. And How To Get In Touch
Freshpet Inc. released the following message in regards to the recall:
“Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction to date, and has issued this recall because of our deep commitment to the safety of our pet parents and their dogs.”
If consumers wish to contact the company directly with any questions or concerns, contact them at 1-866-789-3737, 9 am–9 pm (EDT) Monday through Friday, and 9 am–1 pm (EDT) Saturday through Sunday. Or through the Contact Us form found at https://freshpet.com/ask-freshpet/#contact.
If you are a U.S. citizen, you may report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your local area. You may also go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.