June 19, 2013 – The Robert Abady Company of Poughkeepsie, New York, has announced it is voluntarily recalling two of their frozen dog food products due to contamination with Salmonella bacteria.
Where Were the Products Sold?
The affected dog foods were distributed in retail stores and kennels in the following states:
- New York
- New Jersey
The company claims there have been no reports of pet or human illness reported to date.
What’s Being Recalled?
The recalled products include…
- Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food (3 lbs)
- Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large and Giant Breed (3 1bs)
The affected dog foods were packaged in uncoded frozen 3 pound chubs.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
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.
What to Do?
Consumers who have purchased the affected products should discard them or return them to the place of purchase.
Those with questions may contact the Robert Abady Dog Food Company at 845-473-1900 or 877-992-2239.
You can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.