June 19, 2013 – Robert Abady Dog and Cat Food Corporation is voluntarily recalling two lots of frozen packaged dog food because of possible Salmonella contamination.
What: The affected frozen dog foods include:
- Abady Frozen High Stress/High Performance Dog Food (3 lbs)
- Abady Frozen Growth Formula for Puppies of the Large and Giant Breed (3 1bs)
These were uncoded frozen 3 pound packages that were distributed in retail stores and kennels in the following states:
- New York
- New Jersey
Why: These products tested positive for Salmonella in a test by the FDA.
Threat Level: Medium. There have been no reports of pet or human illness associated with this product, yet 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 any surfaces exposed to these products.
What Should I Do?: Dispose of any unused portion of the product and feed your pet an alternate food. Keep on the lookout for signs of Salmonella.
Contact the store where you purchased the food to see if a refund or exchange is allowed or call Abady at 845-473-1900. PetCareRx does not currently sell these products.
Alternatives: If your pet eats another type of food in addition to one mentioned above, feed your pet the other food only. If you need to switch your pet to a new food, consider one of these frozen and performance dog food options.
Since switching a pet’s food quickly (instead of mixing foods over a period of a few days) can cause stomach distress, talk to your vet if your pet experiences digestive issues.
Read the full announcement.