On June 2, 2014, Hill’s® Pet Nutrition put out a recall for 62 bags of the company’s Science Diet® Adult Small and Toy Breed dry dog food as a result of potential Salmonella contamination. Part of a single production run, the recalled product was accidentally released for distribution and was subsequently sold to customers in California, Hawaii, and Nevada. This fact was discovered following a routine inventory check, and the recall was issued.

The recall was limited to 62 bags of 15.5-lb bags of Science Diet Small and Toy Breed dry dog food with a SKU of 9097, a production code of Mo94, and a “best by” date of 08 2015.

The SKU can be found on both side panels and at the bottom of the bag. It can also be found below the UPC code found on the lower right-hand corner of the back of the packaging. The “best by” date is found stamped into the middle and top of each package.

Salmonella can cause loss of appetite, sluggish behavior, fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea in pets, as well as similar symptoms in humans. Humans can become infected with Salmonella by coming into contact with pets and supplies contaminated by the Salmonella bacteria. Pet owners should consult a health professional if they think they or their pets have come into contact with Salmonella.

Pet owners who purchased any of the recalled product can call Hill’s® Pet Nutrition by phone at 1-800-445-5777 to arrange for the company to pick up the product and issue a full refund.

Product Name Bag Size SKU “Best Before” Date/ Production Code
Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed 15.5 lbs. 9097 08 2015 M094


U.S. Food and Drug Administration