Dog owners in the UK are being urged to check their dog food batch numbers because several have been recalled due to salmonella, which is relatively harmless in dogs but can be life-threatening to humans.
Dog owners are being warned after several batches of dog food manufactured by Dogs Choice UK have been recalled due to salmonella which can pose a serious threat to humans.
Any concerned pet owners have been instructed to check their dog food batch numbers and return contaminated food to the shop they bought it from, where they will be provided with a full refund.
Salmonellosis, the bacterial disease that salmonella causes, is relatively harmless in dogs but it could cause life-threatening illnesses in humans if passed on. Symptoms of salmonella poisoning include vomiting, fever, stomach pains, cramps and diarrhoea.
“Dogs Choice UK is recalling a number of frozen raw dog foods because Salmonella has been found in the products,” reads an alert from The UK Food Standards Agency.
“The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of Salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals.
“Point of sale notices will be displayed in the retail stores that sold these products. The notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product”
The products affected by the recall include:
Frozen Chicken and Beef – Pack size: 500 g – Batch code: 080222+2 – Best-before date: 8 August 2022
Frozen Chicken and Beef Ready Meal – Pack size: 500 g – Batch code: 080222+2 – Best-before date: 8 August 2022
Frozen Chicken Liver – Pack size: 500 g – Batch code: 080222+2 – Best-before date: 8 August 2022
Advice from the UK FSA: “When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals.”
To read more, visit The UK Food Standards Agency website, HERE.