June 19, 2015
Manufacturer: Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado
Product: Chicken Sprinkles food enhancer
Reason: The Boulder Dog Food Company of Boulder, Colorado, is voluntarily recalling its Chicken Sprinkles food enhancer because of potential contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
The dangers of Listeria (Listeria monocytogenes)
Dogs and cats rarely catch infections with Listeria. However, contaminated pet food can be dangerous to handlers, especially small children, pregnant women and older people. In fact, it is a leading cause of hospitalization and deaths due to foodborne illness in industrialized countries.
Listeria can affect several internal parts of the body, such as the brain, GI tract and the bloodstream. Symptoms and incubation period vary depending on the affected body parts.
Find more info at www.fda.gov
It is generally advised to disinfect thoroughly after handling raw food for pets, wash hands and avoid contamination of foods for humans with pet food!
The dangers of Salmonella bacteria
Among others salmonella can cause symptoms such as
- Weight loss
- Loss of appetite
in your dog or cat and can even become chronic. The bacteria is also transmittable to humans, who are also facing health risks from an infection. Salmonella bacteria can also be transferred through handling of contaminated pet food.
July 10, 2015/ July 14, 2015
Manufacturer: Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL
Product: Jump Your Bones Brand Roo Bites Dog Treats
Reason: Jump Your Bones, Inc. of Boca Raton, FL is voluntarily recalling Jump Your Bones Brand Roo Bites Dog Treats because of possible contamination with Salmonella bacteria.