K-9 Kraving Dog Food of Baltimore, MD, has announced a voluntary recall of their Chicken Patties Dog Food shipped between July 13-17, 2015, because these products may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. The affected product was distributed to retail stores only in Maryland. No other K-9 Kraving Dog Food products are affected. No illnesses have been reported to date. Even though no illnesses have been reported, consumers should follow the Safe Handling Instructions printed on the K-9 Kraving Dog Food package when disposing of the affected product. K-9 Kraving Dog Food became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a routine surveillance sample of Chicken Patties tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers feeding the affected product should discontinue use and monitor their pet’s health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who purchased the product can obtain a full refund or exchange by either returning the product in its original packaging or bringing a proof of purchase back to their retailer. Consumers with additional questions can call the K-9 Kraving Consumer Relations team at 1-800-675-1471 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday, ET. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products 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 and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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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