Monday, October 1, 2012

DogsButter Recall

Sunland, Inc has issued a voluntary recall of several types of peanut butter and almond butter for humans. This recall has expanded to include the pet product Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB (peanut butter for dogs). 

These products have been recalled because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The affected Dogsbutter products have the following information:

Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB   
UPC - 003050
Jar Size - 16 oz

Consumers who have purchased the above product are urged to discard it immediately.

For more information on the recall, contact the company at 1-866-837-1018.  In addition, a consumer services representative is available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.

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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