SECAUCUS, NJ. — Freshpet announced a voluntary recall of its Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe on June 17 due to potential Salmonella contamination. The affected dog food was sold in 4.5-lb bags at various large retailers throughout the United States.
In cooperation with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Freshpet is urging customers to dispose of all dog food products with a sell by date and lot code of 10/29/22 and a UPC code of 627975011673. The codes are located on the bottom and back of each bag. According to the company, no other products are impacted by the recall.
The FDA and Freshpet have yet to receive any reports of illnesses or injuries. The fresh dog food may have been sold at Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia and Target stores in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Puerto Rico.
“Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot [of pet food products] for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks,” said the company in its prepared statement.
According to the FDA, dogs with Salmonella poisoning may experience diarrhea, fever, vomiting, loss of energy and appetite and abdominal pain. Infected dogs can also carry the illness, infecting other animals and humans.