Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken Recalled Because Of Salmonella Contamination Concerns

October 14, 2012
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Nature’s Recipe, a pet food maker, has announced a voluntary recall of selected production runs of its Nature’s Recipe® Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken due to concerns of Salmonella contamination. The company emphasizes that the recall is being conducted purely as a precautionary measure. No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported so far.

Items specifically affected by the recall are limited to 19-ounce stand-up resealable pouches of Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken with the following codes:

  • Lot code 2199TP, UPC 30521 51549, Best If Used By Date 10-11-13.
  • Lot code 2200TP, UPC 30521 51549, Best If Used By Date 10-12-13.

These lots were distributed nationally, primarily through pet specialty retailers.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will exhibit decreased appetite only, accompanied by fever and abdominal pain. Infected, but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers of the infection and can sicken other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and exhibits these symptoms, contact your veterinarian at once.

Humans who handle infected pet food and fail to wash can become ill. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. 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.

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of Nature’s Recipe Oven Baked Biscuits with Real Chicken should discontinue feeding the product and discard any remainder immediately and in a safe fashion. For further information about the recall and for instructions on obtaining replacement product, use the Contact Us form at www.naturesrecipe.com or call the Consumer Hotline, 24 hours a day, at 800-237-3856.

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