Wednesday, September 12, 2012

AvoDerm Recall

Breeder’s Choice Pet Food has issued a  recall of a single manufacturing batch of Breeder's Choice AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The recalled bags have the following information on them:

Product: AvoDerm Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog Formula

Size: 26 lbs.

Product Code/SKU/ Material #: 1000065074

UPC Code: 0 5290702043 8

One of these 'Best Before' Codes:
28 Aug 2013
29 Aug 2013
30 Aug 2013

Consumers who have purchased these bags are urged contact Breeder's Choice Customer Service representatives at 1-866-500-6286.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella in pets include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.

Animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.

If your pet has any signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.

Salmonella can also affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food, treats or supplements contaminated with Salmonella, this includes dry products. The elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals are most at risk.

To reduce risk of infection, people should wash their hands with hot soapy water after touching pet foods and surfaces pet foods have come in contact with.

The clinical signs are similar as in pets. If you or anyone you know is showing signs of illness after coming in contact with this product, contact your health care provider.

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