Scotland-based Avondale Pet Foods has recalled its Just Natural Chicken & Trip raw dog food because it has been found to contain salmonella. The product had been sold in Scotland and England.
No other Avondale Pet Foods Ltd products are known to be affected.
Point-of-sale notices have been displayed in all retail stores selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.
In the customer notice, the pet food company said: “We apologise unreservedly for any undue concern this may have caused.
We have formally updated the affected stockists and anyone with any unused packs of this product batch number please return them to the place of purchase where possible for a full refund.
“If anyone has any questions please either contact your stockist or contact us, we have set up an email address specifically for this firstname.lastname@example.org or alternatively call 07967 491384.”
The Food Standards Agency issued details of the Product Recall Information Notice on its website to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with the pet food.
The FSA stated: “Salmonella is a bacterium that can cause illness in humans and animals. The product could therefore carry a potential risk, because of the presence of salmonella, either through direct handling of the pet food, or indirectly, for example from pet feeding bowls, utensils or contact with the faeces of animals. In humans, symptoms caused by salmonella usually include fever, diarrhoea and abdominal cramps. Infected animals may not necessarily display signs of illness, but symptoms can include diarrhoea.”
Full details of the Product Recall can be found on the FSA website at https://www.food.gov.uk/news-alerts/alert/fsa-prin-71-2018