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June 5, 2014 at 8:17 AMComments: 0 Faves: 1

RECALL: Hill's 'Science Diet' Being Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination

By Erin Froehlich More Blogs by This Author

If you’ve recently purchased dog food take note - “Vet’s #1 Choice” kibble, Hill’s Science Diet, has issued a recall for possible salmonella contamination. Thankfully though, only a small number of bags are suspected.

Currently, the only people who should be wary are those living in California, Nevada, or Hawaii and have purchased Science Diet’s “Adult Small and Toy Dog Breed” dry dog food.  Fall in this group or know someone you think might? Check the bottom of all bags.

Look for SKU number 9097 and “best before” date 08 2015. The sixty four 15.5 lb bags were part of a single production run distributed to 17 pet stores and veterinary clinic from April 24 to May 13. Salmonellosis is a type of food poisoning which typically causes diarrhea, fever, and abdominal pain. Other symptoms include vomiting, fatigue, and dehydration. Salmonella can be contracted through contact as well as ingestion, so it’s important pet owners be sure to always thoroughly wash their hands after handling pet food and disinfect any surfaces food has come in contact with.

All 17 distributers have been contacted by Hill’s and informed of the issue. Thus far, there have been no reported illnesses related to the contamination.

The FDA offers full details of the recall and what to do if you suspect your product HERE

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