Boulder Dog Food Company announced late last week that it is voluntarily recalling a small number of bags of Chicken Sprinkles, due to possible salmonella contamination. The threat was discovered when a routine sampling program by the Colorado Department of Agriculture revealed a positive test for salmonella in one package of the product. The company then decided to recall 10 bags Chicken Sprinkles in the 3 oz. size, with the following identifying information:
- Best By date: 05/04/16
- Lot Number: 998
- UPC Code: 899883001231
The bags were distributed to two retail stores in Colorado, one retail store in Washington, and one retail customer in Maryland, and a complaint was received by a customer who had contact with the product. According to the company, Chicken Sprinkles are typically sprinkled over a dog’s regular food to enchance flavor. They’re sourced from cage-free chickens raised on a vegetarian diet without the use of additives.
The good news is that eight of these bags have already been recovered by the company. Only two remain, and the company believes they have already been “used or destroyed,” though it does not provide specifics.
According to the FDA, 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 recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.”
Consumers with questions may contact Boulder Dog Food Company at 303-449-2540 or visit the company’s website.