Freshpet has issued a recall notice for its home-cooked dog food due to potential contamination by salmonella, which puts dogs and their parents at the risk of a serious infection.
According to the recall announcement made by the pet food company on June 17, a single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From The Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe with a sell-by date of Oct. 29, 2022, and a UPC symbol of 627975011673 is the only affected product. The lot, which weighs 4.5 pounds, was originally marked for destruction, but unfortunately, they mistakenly shipped part of it to retailers.
Freshpet retailers across 12 states and Puerto Rico are affected by this recall. The affected retailers include Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia, Target stores, and other retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.
Symptoms of salmonella infection in dogs include diarrhea (may be bloody), fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, and decreased appetite. Some infected dogs may not show any symptoms and may feel fine. However, they may act as carriers and infect others around them. Freshpet advised dog parents to contact a veterinarian immediately if their dogs consumed a product matching the description for the recalled lot. So far, Freshpet hasn’t received any report of illness or infection.