A Salmonella risk is posed by Chicken Sprinkles produced by The Boulder Dog Food Company. This dangerous infection can affect any animals eating the food as well as humans who handle the foods.
The product was shipped to Colorado, Washington State, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland. Only a few of the products were shipped and most have been accounted for but the remainder are considered dangerous.
Salmonella is highly contagious and is the disease generally associated with what is commonly called food poisoning.
This is especially dangerous for children and the elderly humans as well as puppies, older dogs, and small dogs which are generally more susceptible to dehydration from the associated vomiting and diarrhea.
Dog Food Recall Press Release
An FDA press release states that the “Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. is voluntarily recalling the Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231 (the “Product”), because the Product has the potential of being contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the Product, and there is risk to humans who handle the Product, especially if the handler does not thoroughly wash his or her hands after having contact with the Product or any surfaces exposed to the Product.
Indications and Symptoms
Healthy people handling a product contaminated by Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Although rare, Salmonella may result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
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 Product and has exhibited these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian immediately.
The Recalled Dog Food
This voluntary recall is limited to Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, Lot # “998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231. The Product is in a clear poly bag. The UPC Code is located in the lower right hand corner of the product label on the front of the bag. The “Best By” date and Lot Number are on a label on the reverse side of the bag.
The recalled Product consists of 10 bags of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) that were distributed to two retail stores in the State of Colorado, one retail store in the State of Washington, and one retail customer in the State of Maryland. Boulder Dog Food Company, L.L.C. has retrieved 8 of the 10 bags of the recalled Product, and believes that the remaining two bags of the Product have been used or destroyed. If you are in possession of the recalled Product (“Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot #”998” and a UPC Code of 899883001231) please discontinue use. Return the unused Product to either the retailer where it was purchased or directly to Boulder Dog Food Company L.L.C.
Agriculture Department Testing
The recall is a result of a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture. It revealed a “positive” test for Salmonella in one package of Chicken Sprinkles (3 oz.) with a “Best By” date of “05/04/16”, a Lot Number of “998”, and a UPC Code of 899883001231.