Freshpet dog food sold at Walmart, Target recalled for potential salmonella

Due to a possible salmonella infection, Freshpet has issued a recall for dog food distributed at Walmart, Target, and other stores in 12 states and Puerto Rico.

According to a press release from the Food and Drug Administration, the recall concerns 4.5-pound bags of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe with a sell-by date of October 29, 2022 and a UPC code of 627975011673 at the bottom and back of the bag.

the fda.gov Due to a potential salmonella contamination, bags of this Freshpet dog food that were marketed in 12 states and Puerto Rico have been recalled. (fda.gov)

According to a press release from the FDA, the items may have been distributed through Walmart shops in Alabama and Georgia, Target, and other merchants in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia, and Puerto Rico.

Freshpet can be reached at 1-800-285-0563 for inquiries or reports of adverse reactions. Anyone who purchased the impacted product is recommended to dispose of it right away. The recalled product, which according to the business was meant to be burned but was accidentally distributed to stores earlier this month, has not been linked to any reports of illness or unfavorable responses.

According to the FDA, salmonella infection in dog food can have an impact on both humans and the canines consuming it. According to the FDA, those who don’t fully wash their hands after encountering infected objects or surfaces may have symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.

Salmonella infections in dogs can cause lethargy, bloody or frequent diarrhea, fever, and vomiting, while some dogs may merely experience fever, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite, according to the FDA.

Dogs can spread disease to humans or other animals by acting as carriers. Any pet owner whose dog has swallowed the recalled product or displayed the aforementioned symptoms should get in touch with a vet.