The FDA announced that dog food sold in six states has been recalled after the company became concerned that Salmonella was contained in the product.
The product that is recalled is: Vital Essentials Frozen Chicken Patties Entrée for Dogs, Net wt. 6 lbs. UPC 33211 00807, Lot # 11475, Best by date 20161108 (Nov. 08, 2016).
The states the product was sold in were California, Florida, Georgia, Rhode Island, Texas and Washington.
The FDA said animals with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animal has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The FDA says that if If you are a consumer and have purchased the product, you are asked to call 920-370-6542 and someone will assist you in obtaining replacement or a full refund from your local retailer for your original purchase. If your package has been opened, you should dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle.