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Specific Lots of Nutrisca Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Potential

Tuffy’s Pet Foods Inc. of Perham, MN, is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4-lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

The recalled product was distributed in the 4-lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores, and Internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4-lb. bag sizes, bearing UPC Code “8 84244 12495 7” (found on lower back of the bag).

Products included in the recall are identified by the first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and “Best By Dates” (found on upper back of the bag). No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements, or other products are affected by this announcement.

No Salmonella-related illnesses in people or animals have been reported to date in association with these products.

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 a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 4-lb. bag of the product.

Consumers who purchased the 4-lb. bags of the dry dog food product subject to recall (as identified above) should stop using the product, discard it in a safe manner (such as a securely covered trash receptacle), and contact Nutrisca at the number below for further information.

For consumer information or questions regarding this recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

Salmonella can affect animals eating the recalled product, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy, pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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