FDA: Blue Ridge Beef Recalls Raw Dog Food Due to Salmonella Health Risk

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that Blue Ridge Beef is recalling its Breeders Choice Dog Food 2# Lot# 8/2/24 UPC 8 54298 00193 1 due to Salmonella contamination. On October 27, 2023, the Food & Drug Administration was notified that the dog food tested positive for Salmonella. Salmonella it can affect animals that eat the products, and there is a risk to humans when handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after contact with the products or any surface exposed to the products.

Healthy people infected Salmonella should be monitored for any or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious illness, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers experiencing these symptoms after contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will only have a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or people. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

No illnesses have been reported yet.

The product was distributed between 09/08/2023 and 08/25/2023. This product was packaged in clear plastic and sold primarily at retail stores in the following states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia.

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