Abady Dog Food Recall


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:Recall Button

  • Connecticut
  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • Massachusetts

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.

About Salmonella

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:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever

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.

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  • April

    Are you going to dog a review of Abady dog food?

  • Betsy

    I remember when you recommended the chicken jerky from happy dog place. You even said that your friends from the Mew York State dept of something or other secretly tested the jerky for contaminants and it was clean.

    I bought that jerky on your advice and it was the only chicken jerky I have ever bought that my dog wouldn’t touch. The jerky had a chemical smell and the bag didn’t have an ingredient label. SHady company for sure.

    I wish I never listened to you.

  • alphabitch

    I’ve used this food. I like it. s**t happens.

  • Shawna

    Or gorwing and raising all your own food..

  • guest

    It isn’t JUST the dog food industry. It is the entire food industry in general. It happens and there isn’t much you can do about it. So if one recall was to eliminate that product from your food list then I must assume you are only eating pine needles and earth worms by now.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Sounds like it should be really nice.

  • Pattyvaughn

    He does seem to be excited about it and he has the necessary level of roundtoit.

  • doggonefedup

    well worth checking out. I tried posting the link but it disappeared so here it is again in a non hyper link format

    www (dot) siriusrawdogfood(dot)mcjr(dot)net/

  • Shawna

    I can’t think of anyone better than Doggone to help with a business!!!

  • InkedMarie

    Wow, you are busy! Sirius dog food? I don’t think I’ve heard of them.

  • doggonefedup

    I’ll try to get some recent pictures real soon. I’m meeting with the owners of Sirius dog foods tomorrow and lots to do yet. Our GSD dog club is putting on a show in September and I’m working on getting several local companies lined up as vendors for training equipment and some local dog food manufacturers too. We’re looking to get the boy scouts involved as well some local police K-9 units, ASPCA, etc. We managed to get a local park within 2miles of four dog friendly hotels that are within minutes of easy access to two interstate highways so we should be able to get a nice turnout. I can’t tell you how good it feels to get back into this after so many years away from it! And as you can see above and like I said earlier it is much nicer than having to acknowledge those that just come here to pick!

  • InkedMarie

    I agree!

  • Pattyvaughn

    New picture requested, please!!!

  • Pattyvaughn

    I don’t think he can blame it all on Nick. I think he is also helping his son grow his business, which does tie back to Nick.

  • Shawna

    Glad to see you posted!!

    I owe you an email… Yahoo is acting up and I don’t have time to wait for it to respond — especially when sometimes it never does. I’ll get back to you soon though.. I actually owe quite a few people an email right now… 🙁 Bad Shawna!!!

    Glad Nick is your distraction and nothing bad!!!!

  • InkedMarie

    Glad you’re still around, you’re missed!

  • Pattyvaughn

    FDA started regulating more recently, so now we have recalls instead of thousands of dogs dying and nobody even knowing anything about it.

  • Pattyvaughn

    I’m more concerned with how they handle recalls. In raw food there is always a legitimate chance for bacterial contamination. While I don’t like to see it, it is a fact. So I can move on from there and look at how they handle the recall. Were they quick to do the right thing? Yes, I believe they were. Are they giving full disclosue about the extent of the problem? Too soon to tell. Does their customer service suddenly evaporate, so you can’t get any answers? I don’t think so. What are they doing about the problem? So far it sounds like they are handling things right, but time will tell.
    Some companies are so against having a recall on their record that even when they should have one, they don’t, they do a withdrawl. How is that not a recall? But then they can still advertise that they have never had a recall, and that is most important to them. That’s the company I would never buy from.

  • Smokey

    I so agree, there is some serious issues with our entire dog food industry. One recall alone as far as I am concerned is to much.

  • Smokey

    There was never any recalls years back there is a problem with the dog food industry nowadays. First call second call doesn’t matter its all wrong.

  • doggonefedup

    Hey Marie,

    been keepin very busy lately! My “new puppy” Nick has been keeping me hopping (he’s a handful) He will eventually be a K-9 certified explosives dog. At seven months he is rock solid and quite a bit bigger and stronger than other dogs his age, even his litter-mates. Proof positive of Abady dog food! Well that and all the rough-housing he gets with the other dogs we have. I haven’t posted much at all because after a while you just get tired of the trolls and self proclaimed experts. You know the ones…..they change their names on an ongoing basis just so they can keep trying to discredit the people that really do know what they’re talking about. I don’t need that kind of irritation or distraction right now. But I still pop in from time to time just to browse….

  • InkedMarie

    Hey, doggone, have you been awol from DFA or have I just missed your posts? Glad you’re here regardless! I think of you every time I order coffee LOL

  • Pattyvaughn

    That’s what I thought, Thanks Doggone.

  • doggonefedup

    Hi Patty,

    This is the first and only recall Abady Has ever had in the history of the company. I was informed by Abady directly today and told they will be back in production in about a week or two. In the mean time you can mix some of their granulated formulas with fresh meats to make rations similar to their fresh frozen foods. Sirius raw dog foods make an excellent substitute also.

  • AngryPatriot5

    This is a voluntary recall. The food is raw so it will have bacteria. The raw diet is the best diet for dogs and cats because it is species appropriate. The stomach acid of both species is so high that it kills bacteria. My family has been feeding raw to our dogs and cats for over 15 years and have NEVER had any of them get sick. That includes raw chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, venison, elk, bison, halibut, cod, haddock, sardines, mackrel, pheasant, and eggs. Their health is amazing, they’ve never had to see a vet for a health problem, and they live longer, too. My girlfriend’s 2 dogs have been on raw for 25 years and they are both still doing great. IMO, bacteria on raw food is not an issue for healthy dogs and cats.

  • Pattyvaughn

    Did you just repeat your post? Or is Disqus doing it again? Is Abady a repeat offender? I haven’t heard anything about past recalls with them, but then again I don’t use their food so I might not have.

  • jeff

    Quit purchasing from repeat offenders, No second chances when it comes to my Dog or cat

  • jim

    quit buying from repeat offenders and we can weed out the bad. no second chances when it comes to my dog

  • Pattyvaughn

    Here’s another one.