Bravo Packing issued the recall after a sample of Performance Dog tested positive for the bacterium during routine sampling by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA).

The recalled dog food comes frozen in 2-pound and 5-pound plastic sleeves, and features the manufacture date code 071418, which is printed on boxes that contain the plastic sleeves.

If the boxes have already been discarded and the product was purchased after July 14, 2018, FDA recommends that pet owners discard all remaining supplies.

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 exposed surfaces.

Consumers should check their pet food supplies and discard any affected product immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

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.

Source: American Veterinarian

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