The recall on April 16 involves “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers” and “Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs.”
The FDA collected a product from a single batch and it tested positive for Salmonella. There have been no reports of illness.
The products can be identified with the following information:
- Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Toppers — 6 oz. poly bag with “Lot #13815, Best by 06/01/2019, Best by 06/04/19 or Best by 06/20/19 and UPC 033211006059
- Vital Essentials Frozen Beef Chub Entrée for Dogs — 5 lb. with Lot #13816, Best by 12/27/18 and UPC 033211008817
On February 24, Carnivore Meat Company recalled “Vital Essentials Freeze-Dried Beef Nibblets Entrée for Dogs” due to possible Salmonella contamination. There were no reports of any illnesses.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious food poisoning illnesses in animals who eat the food, as well as people who mishandle contaminated pet food or surfaces exposed to the food.
The symptoms of a Salmonella infection may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.