Nutrisca Pet Food Recall February 2015

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Tuffy’s Pet Foods, Inc. of Perham, MN is voluntarily recalling specific lots of 4 lb. bags of Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Tuffy’s manufactured the product for Nutrisca.

 

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.

 

There is also 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.

 

The recall was initiated after a routine sampling program by the Ohio Department of Agriculture revealed the presence of Salmonella in one 4 lb. bag of product.

 

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Nutrisca Pet Recall Details

The recalled product was distributed in the 4 lb. bags nationwide to distributors, brokers, retail stores, and internet retailers. The recalled product is limited to Nutrisca Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food in 4 lb. bag sizes, with the following UPC Code:

“8 84244 12495 7”

 

The UPC code is found on lower back of the bag.

 

Products included in the recall are identified by the first 5 digits of the Lot Code (found on upper back of the bag) and “Best by Dates” (found on upper back of the bag) as provided below. No other bag sizes or other Nutrisca dog food, cat food, biscuits/treats, supplements or other products, are affected by this announcement.

 

First five digits of Lot Codes:

4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, 4H06P

 

Best By Dates:

Jul 28 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, Aug 05 16

 

For consumer information or questions regarding this voluntary recall, please contact Nutrisca at 1-888-559-8833.

 

The full FDA release can be read here.

 

According to the AVMA Animal Food Recalls website, there have been no other product recalls by either Tuffy’s or Nutrisca in the past year.

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