Dog food recall
On Monday, January 4, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the recall of a dog food which may potentially be contaminated with Salmonella or Listeria monocytogenes. According to the FDA release, Big Dog Natural, out of Brick, New Jersey, is voluntarily recalling a specific production of their Big Dog Natural raw dehydrated dog food.
Big Dog Natural "Chicken Supreme" may be contaminated with Salmonella. The company is also recalling their "Fish Supreme" food which might be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Impacted food shipped during the week of 10/31/15 to 11/13/15 to online customers.
Pets eating the effected products could be at risk, as could the humans who handle contaminated pet products - thorough hand washing after handling the products is advised to avoid the risk of contamination.
According to the release, pets impacted by Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes may show certain symptoms, including lethargy, decreased appetite, abdominal pain, fever and diarrhea or bloody diarrhea. Individuals concerned that their pet may be exhibiting any or all of these symptoms are encouraged to contact their veterinarians.
Big Dog Natural became aware of a potential issue after receiving notification from the FDA that an investigational sample of Chicken Supreme tested positive for Salmonella and an investigational sample of Fish Supreme for Listeria monocytogenes.
Consumers should discontinue feeding the affected product and monitor their pet's health, and contact their veterinarian if they have concerns. Consumers who purchased the product can obtain a full refund or exchange by returning the product in its original packaging.
Consumers with questions should contact Big Dog Natural by calling 1-732-785-2600