If You Feed Your Dog This, the FDA Says to Stop Immediately

Salmonella was discovered in a popular dog food, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

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Dog owners should double check what's going into their furry best friend's bowl this week. A leading dog food manufacturer announced that safety testing had unearthed bacteria in a batch of their product, leading to a new dog food recall. The chow in question has been contaminated with salmonella and should not be fed to your dog. In fact, it could even cause you danger, too. Read on for details, and for another recent recall that could affect you and your family, check out If You Bought This From Amazon, Stop Using It Immediately.

The company in question is Albright's Raw Dog Food, based in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Albright's has issued a recall on 67 cases of its popular dog food, Chicken Recipe for Dogs. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advise that "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."

At the time of Albright's dog food recall on Nov. 13, one case of animal illness traced to the food has been reported. According to the FDA, "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."

The affected batches of Albright's food were distributed between Jul. 8 and Aug. 27 in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Nevada, New York, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee, and sold via stores, mail order, and direct delivery. The possible salmonella contamination has only been identified in Albright's Chicken Recipe variety, packaged in two-pound rolls and labeled as "Lot number C000185, Best By 19 May 2021.

According to the FDA, pet owners who have any of the affected batches of food should stop feeding it to their dogs immediately and return it to the point of purchase for a full refund. You can also contact Albright's at 1-260-422-9440 (Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET).

Read on for more dog food that was recently recalled by Sunshine Mills, and for another recall to be aware of for the humans in your life, check out If You Bought This Frozen Food, Get Rid of It ASAP.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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Champ

Champ dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Mini Chunk Dog Food Beef and Chicken Flavor

2
Field Trial

Field Trial dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Complete Nutrition Premium dog food

3
Good Dog

good dog dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Hi-Energy Formula

And for more food you shouldn't give your pet, here's why Feeding Your Dog This Diet Could Cause Heart Problems, Experts Say.

4
Hunter's Special

hunter's special dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Hi-Energy Formula for dogs, Maintenance Formula for dogs, and Farm & Ranch Recipe Super Chunks for dogs

5
Old Glory

old glory dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Hearty Beef & Chicken Flavor dog food

And for other useful content on recalls and more delivered straight to your inbox, sign up for our daily newsletter.

6
Paws Happy Life

paws happy life dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Nutritionally Complete dog food

7
Pet Expert

pet expert dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Always Fit Formula

And for more of your favorite canines, check out The 50 Most Popular Dog Breeds in America.

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Principle

principle dog food bag
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Super Premium Natural Dog Food Breeder Pack

9
Retriever

retriever dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Bites & Bones Adult Complete Nutrition Savory Chicken Flavor

10
River Bend

river blend dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Basic Nutrition dog food and Select dog food

And for more on the latest dog news, find out how You've Been Calculating Your Dog's Age Wrong, New Study Says.

11
Sportsman's Pride

sportsman's pride dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Maintenance Adult Formula dog food

12
Sprout

sprout dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: The Bites & Bones, Hi-Protein, Maintenance, and Puppy food

13
Thrifty

thrifty dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Adult dog food

14
Top Runner

top runner dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Premium dog food

15
Whiskers & Tails

whiskers & tails dog food
Sunshine Mills, Inc.

Recalled: Adult Recipe Complete dog food

And for other news on how your dog is doing, read up on how Your Dog Has a Mid-Life Crisis When They Hit This Age, Study Finds.

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