Smallbatch Pets Dog Food Recall of March 2016

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March 26, 2016 — Smallbatch Pets Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of frozen dog Duckbatch Sliders due to their potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

The following image was copied in good faith by The Dog Food Advisor from Smallbatch Pets’ website and may not be a true representation of the recalled product.

Smallbatch Duckbatch Sliders Dog Food

What’s Recalled?

The affected products are sold frozen in 3 pound bags and can be identified with the following manufacturing codes:

  • Lot #: CO27
  • Best By Date: 01/27/2017
  • UPC: 713757339001

The “Best By” date is located on the back of the package below the seal.

Where Was the Product Sold?

Eighty cases of the affected lot of dog Duckbatch Sliders were sold between the dates of February 23, 2016 and March 10, 2016.

They were distributed to retail pet food stores in the following states:

  • California
  • Colorado
  • Oregon
  • Washington

About Salmonella and Listeria

Salmonella and Listeria 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 and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes 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 and Listeria monocytogenes 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.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.

Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.

What Caused the Recall?

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration of a 3 pound bag of dog Duckbatch Sliders that was collected at a distributor revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

What to Do?

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of dog duck sliders are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.

Those with questions may call Smallbatch Pets at 888-507-2712, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PT. Or email the company at info@smallbatchpets.com

U.S. citizens 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.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

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  • Andrea Utsava Erhart

    I bought this 2 years ago and all of my dogs had bluddy diarrhea it was pretty obviously from the food. The owners gave me the run around and certainly defended more than anything. I asked for a refund I have never received. He assured me it is of high quality and the chicken comes from a farm in Fresno organically raised. However, it did have a problem then. I then noticed that only the first 1/3 of the package,the top was contaminated, so in the end I was able to feed the rest to my dogs without a problem. But I did not like it the way the company handled the issue as it is obvious that raw food contamination can happen so easily and this recall could have been possibly avoided had they taken this more into account. I also read other reviews people had the same issues. It is a food that is good overall I don’t want to put down the food itself, just I would not feed it frequently due to possible contamination.