At Healthy Spot, we know that your dogs and cats are more than just pets, they’re family. That’s why we’re committed to providing monthly updates on pet food recalls, warnings or additional product information on all pet products, including updates from brands that we may or may not carry. It’s our mission to inspire healthy pet lifestyles and we hope by reporting on these pet product updates, you feel confident you are treating your pet the very best.
August 30, 2019 — The FDA published a warning advising for pet owners not to feed their pets specific lots of Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food.
Two recently collected samples of the company’s product tested positive for Salmonella and/or Listeria bacteria. Salmonella and Listeria can pose a potentially serious threat to both human and animal health.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both dogs and humans include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever and lethargy. Although many healthy people and pets recover within a few days without treatment, you should contact your veterinarian/doctor if you think your dog or a household member has salmonellosis
It’s rare for pets to be affected by Listeria, but can cause serious illness in humans. Infected pets can also pass the bacteria on to people, even when they have no symptoms. Women, newborns, older adults, and people with compromised immune systems have a higher risk of getting listeriosis, a serious illness caused by Listeria. Symptoms of a Listeria infection include headache, fever, stiff neck, confusion, loss of balance, convulsions and miscarriage. If you suspect that your furry friend or anyone in your household may be at risk for the illness, it’s important that you contact your doctor/veterinarian straight away and go to the closest emergency room.
The affected products include:
Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Turkey Dinner Dog Food
Package size: 5 pounds (2.3kg)
Lot number: 175199 JUL2020
Aunt Jeni’s Home Made Chicken Dinner Dog Food
Package size: 5 pounds (2.3kg)
Lot number: 1152013 JUL2020
Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen pet foods are sold online and at different retail locations. The product lot codes are located on the lower right corner on the front of each bag.
Although Healthy Spot does not carry Aunt Jeni’s, we highly recommend that you throw the food away if you have purchased any of the affected products. To discard, secure the contaminated food in a container and throw it away where no other animals can get to it.
It’s important that all areas that have come into contact with the product are thoroughly sanitized, including the freezer or fridge where the food was stored.
If you have questions about a raw food diet and would like more information on healthy options, stop by your local Healthy Spot to speak with one of our team members for suggestions. Click here to find your nearest Healthy Spot today!
September 24, 2019 — TDBBS in Richmond, VA published a recall of 2 pig ear pet treat products sold on Amazon.com. A sample of these products taken by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development was found to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The treats in question were sent to customers between 4/22/2019 and 8/13/2019.
Anyone who has purchased any USA Thick Pig Ear 8 Pack or USA Thick Pig Ear 20 Pack from the following shipments are advised to throw these products out:
No illnesses have been reported thus far.
September 26, 2019 — The USDA is urging pet parents not to feed their pets any Performance Dog frozen raw pet food after two samples of different products tested positive for Salmonella and Listeria.
One of these sampled products had not been distributed yet. The other tested product is Performance raw pet food, which did enter the marketplace. This product's lot code is 072219, and is sold in 2 lb. pouches.
The FDA is warning pet owners about all Performance Dog frozen raw pet food made on or after July 22, 2019 due to the products not having lot codes printed on the packaging.
If you have purchased any Performance Dog product after July 22, 2019, safely discard it.
Although Healthy Spot does not carry either of these products, we highly recommend that you throw these foods/treats away if you have purchased them. To discard, secure the contaminated product in a container and throw it away where no other animals can get to it.
It’s important that all areas that have come into contact with these products are thoroughly sanitized, including the freezer, fridge or other storage place where the food/treats were kept.
If you have questions about a raw food diet or healthy chew alternatives, stop by your local Healthy Spot to speak with one of our team members for suggestions. Click here to find your nearest Healthy Spot today