(WNCN) — Freshpet is recalling one lot of dog food in 12 states and Puerto Rico because of potential Salmonella contamination.
The recall is for Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe (4.5 lb. bag) that has a sell by date of Oct. 29, 2022, according to the FDA.
The impacted dog food may have been sold at some Walmart locations in Alabama and Georgia, along with Target locations and other stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico, according to the announcement.
The recall notice warns of a risk to both people and their pets. Children, the elderly, and those with compromised immune systems are especially vulnerable when handling products contaminated with salmonella, the notice states.
The FDA says people who get infected with Salmonella need to watch for these symptoms and should contact their doctor:
- abdominal cramping
Infected persons may also experience bloody stools or signs of dehydration, among more serious symptoms, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dogs with salmonella infections may experience diarrhea, fever, vomiting, or signs of being lethargic, the recall notice added. Dogs with salmonella can also infect other animals or people.
If you have fed the recalled product to your dog and they are showing symptoms, the FDA says to contact your veterinarian.
Freshpet says if you have any of the recalled product, do not use it. They stated that the product was shipped to stores in the last two weeks, and “no other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted” by the recall.
Freshpet said in a statement that it has not received any reports of “illness, injury, or adverse reaction.”
To contact Freshpet, call 1-800-285-0563 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or click here.