Billy+Margot Dog Food Recall Alert
Real Pet Food Company has issued a voluntary recall of Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe of September 22, 2020. The affected products are potentially contaminated with Salmonella. In 2020, several other dog food recalls with possible Salmonella contamination include Albright’s, Sunshine Mills, Aunt Jeni’s Home Made, Nature’s Menu, and Paws Up!
Which Real Pet Food Company Products Are Under Recall?
The recalled food is Billy+Margot Wild Kangaroo and Superfoods Recipe. The affected product was sold in 4-lb bags. The affected lot information is as follows:
- Lot code V 07 Feb 2022
Why Was The Food Recalled?
Real Pet Food Company proceeded with the recall due to potential salmonella contamination. After routine sample testing of a single 4-lb bag, Salmonella bacteria were found. Salmonella poisoning can be spread to other animals and humans and can cause acute illness in both.
Where Was The Affected Food Sold?
The affected products were sold by independent pet stores across the United States. Please note that the recall does not affect any other Billy+Margot products. It also does not affect those sold outside of the United States.
What Do I Do With The Food? Should I Be Worried About Myself or My Dog?
If your pet has been eating the recalled Real Pet Food Company products, 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. Proceed with sanitizing any food scoops, bowls, feeding toys, or storage containers that may have contained the food at one time.
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. So, you should always wash your hands after handling edible pet products such as food and treats to be safe.
If you know your pet has consumed the recalled product or is currently experiencing any of these symptoms, contact your veterinarian immediately.
How To Contact Real Pet Food Company
If consumers wish to contact the company directly with any questions or concerns, they can be called at 1-800-467-5494, Monday through Friday, 8 am to 10 pm EST.
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.
For a list of dog food recall alerts, click here.