Tuffy’s® Pet Foods, operating out of Perham, Minnesota, recalled lots of its Nutrisca® Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food on February 11, 2015. Possible Salmonella contamination was given as the reason for the recall.
Distributed nationwide through a variety of sources, including retail stores, online sites, and distributors. The particular products that were a part of the recall included:
- 4-lb bags of Nutrisca® Chicken and Chick Pea Recipe Dry Dog Food with UPC code 8 84244 12495 7, which can be found on the lower part of the bag.
Additionally, the affected product can be further identified with the first five digits of the following lot codes: 4G29P, 4G31P, 4H01P, 4H04P, 4H05P, and 4H06P. The “best by” dates for the recalled product are JUL 18 16, Jul 30 16, Jul 31 16, Aug 03 16, Aug 04 16, and Aug 05 16.
In addition to infecting pets, Salmonella can also infect humans who touch infected animals or contaminated product and its packaging. Pet owners should wash their hands thoroughly after handling their pets or their food. Symptoms to look for include fever, diarrhea, nausea, cramps, and vomiting. Furthermore, pet owners should seek medical help if they or their pets show these signs of infection.
Customers who bought any of the recalled products should stop using it immediately and dispose of it in a covered trash receptacle. They should also contact Nutrisca® at 1-888-559-8833 for more information.