A California company that makes raw foods for cats and dogs is recalling one of its products because it may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The voluntary recall by Primal Pet Foods of San Mateo is for Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula, 4 lb. chicken and salmon nuggets (UPC# 8 95135 00025 0) with a “best by” date code of 043112-17, located on the front of the package to the right of the product label.
The recalled product was distributed through retail stores sales in the United States. No other Primal Pet Foods products are affected. No pet or human illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this lot code.
Consumers who purchased the recalled product can contact Primal Pet Foods directly at 866-566-4652 Monday though Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. PT for assistance in getting you a full refund or replacement from the place of purchase.
Unopened packages should be returned to the local retailer. Opened packages should be disposed of in a covered trash receptacle, then bring your receipt (or the empty package in a sealed bag) to the local retailer.
Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. People handling raw frozen pet foods may become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not followed safe handling guidelines.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, or fever. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with the affected product should contact their health care provider.
Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, or vomiting. Some pets may experience only a decreased appetite, fever, or abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any of the affected products and is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The company has posted a list of Frequently Asked Questions about the recall on its website.