June 2, 2014 – Hill’s Pet Nutrition of Topeka, KS has announced it is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed dry dog food as they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.
The suspect product was part of a single production run.
It was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers between April 24 and May 13, 2014 in the following states:
This product was accidentally released, as revealed during a routine inventory reconciliation.
All 17 affected customers have been contacted by Hill’s and there have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.
What Was Recalled?
This voluntary recall is limited to 62 15.5 lb. bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food with the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) code, “Best before” date and production code shown below.
- Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed
- Package Size 15.5 pounds
- SKU 9097
- Best Before Date 08 2015
- Production Code M094
The SKU number is located on the bottom of the bag, both side panels and on the back lower right hand corner below the UPC code.
The “Best before” date and production code is stamped on the top, middle of each bag.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- Abdominal cramping
Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
What to Do?
Consumers who may have purchased any of these specific bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food shoulddiscontinue use of the product and immediately and call Hill’s Pet Nutrition at 800-445-5777 Monday through Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm (CT).
Hill’s will arrange to collect the unused portion of the product at its own expense at a time convenient for the consumer and will provide a full refund.
This voluntary recall does not impact any Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed products with different “Best Before” dates or any other Science Diet products.
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to http://www.fda.gov/petfoodcomplaints.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.