About a month ago, Texas Farm Products Company (TFP Nutrition) mentioned some of their Retriever All Life Stages Mini Chunk Chicken Recipe dry dog food due to potential salmonella contamination. On November 16, 2023, the company expanded the voluntary recall to include all of their dry dog, cat, and catfish formulas made at their facility in Nacogdoches, Texas. Like the original recall, these formulas were also withdrawn due to the risk of salmonella. Because salmonella can harm both pets and people, it’s important that families serving this food take precautions.
What products does this apply to?
The recall involves more than 50 formulas manufactured by TFP Nutrition. Food brands affected include Retriever, Exclusive, Member’s Mark, Lone Star, Star Pro, HEB Texas Pets, and more. you can see full list of recalled products here.
The food was shipped to many stores and distributors throughout the United States. TFP Nutrition is currently working with retailers to ensure all of these pet food recipes are off the shelves as soon as possible.
Danger of salmonella for dogs and people
dogs and other pets infected with Salmonella may experience lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, and abdominal pain. However, pets can also carry salmonella without showing any symptoms, which can put people and other pets at risk.
People who interacted with the recalled food should pay close attention to unusual symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. In extreme cases, salmonella infection can lead to more serious problems, such as arterial infections, endocarditis, muscle pain, arthritis, eye irritation, or urinary tract symptoms.
If you think you, your dog, or someone else in your family has salmonellosis, it’s best to seek medical attention. Although these problems may go away on their own, it is always better to be safe than sorry for your loved ones.
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What to do with recalled products
If your pet‘s food is on the recalled food list, stop feeding it immediately. Then dispose of it in a way that pets, children or wildlife cannot access it. Wash all surfaces that may have come into contact with food, such as bowls, storage containers and counters. Then wash your hands thoroughly.
For more information about this recall, you can call 1-866-311-1323. If your questions are about a specific product, please be prepared to share the product name, product size, and production date/batch code. Lot codes are usually on the back of the bag.