As of August 24, 2020 — Sunshine Mills, Inc has recalled its Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail due to potential Salmonella contamination
What Dog Food Products Have Been Recalled?
The product comes in a 3-pound bag with the following lot codes:
TE1 20/April /2020, TE1 21/April/2020, TE1 22/April/2020, TE2 20/April /2020, TE2 21/April/2020,TE2 22/April/2020, TE3 20/April/2020, TE3 21/April/2020, TE3 22/April/2020
The product comes in a 13.5-pound bag with the following lot codes:
TB1 20/April /2020, TB1 21/April/2020, TB1 22/April/2020, TB2 20/April /2020, TB2 21/April/2020,TB2 22/April/2020, TB3 20/April/2020, TB3 21/April/2020, TB3 22/April/2020
Cause of This Dog Treat Recall
The potential for contamination was noted after the company was notified by the Georgia Department of Agriculture when a sample of a single 3-pound bag of the product tested positive for Salmonella. The company tested multiple samples of the same lot which all returned with negative test results for Salmonella. However, out of an abundance of caution, Sunshine Mills, Inc. has chosen to issue a voluntary recall of the above-referenced lots of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail in furtherance of its commitment to the safety and quality of its products.
What You Need to Know About Salmonella Poisoning
If your pet has Salmonella infection, they may become lethargic and have fever, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. Some less obvious side affects decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If you pet has become infected but is still otherwise healthy they can still be carriers of Salmonella and infect other animals or humans. If you know your pet has consumed the recalled product, or is currently experiencing any these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.
Where Was the Product Sold?
The recalled products were distributed in retail stores throughout the U.S and can be identified with the following UPC 7015514363 and UPC 7015514365
A Message from Sunshine Mills, Inc.
“Sunshine Mills, Inc. is issuing a voluntary recall of Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products”
“There are no other Nature’s Menu® products or other lot codes of the Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail affected by this precautionary recall.”
“No illnesses, injuries or complaints have been reported to date.”
What to do Next
Consumers who have purchased Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail from the recalled lots mentioned above should stop the use of the product immediately and may return the unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumers may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service at:
(800) 705-2111 from 7AM to 4PM Central Time, Monday through Friday
or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
You can also report your complaint by visiting the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
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Sources used: FDA
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