Sunshine Mills, Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of its Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food due to possible Salmonella contamination.
If you feed Nature’s Menu Super Premium Dog Food then be on the lookout for their Blend of Real Chicken and Quail, as it may potentially be contaminated with Salmonella bacteria.
This recall comes after the Georgia Department of Agriculture tested samples and a single 3-pound bag tested positive for salmonella. Sunshine Mills conducted further testing, checking multiple samples of the same lot. All of their tests came back negative. The official recall notice states salmonella may not have been evenly distributed throughout a lot, which is why it could have been detected in one sample and not others.
No illnesses have been reported at this time, but, out of caution, Sunshine Mills, Inc. decided to issue the recall anyway.
This food is distributed to retail stores nationwide. You can identify recalled bags by the following:
- UPC 7015514363
- UPC 7015514365
The product comes in a 3-pound bag with the following lot codes:
- TE1 20/April /2020
- TE1 21/April/2020
- TE1 22/April/2020
- TE2 20/April /2020
- TE2 21/April/2020
- TE2 22/April/2020
- TE3 20/April/2020
- TE3 21/April/2020
- TE3 22/April/2020
The product comes in a 13.5-pound bag with the following lot codes:
- TB1 20/April /2020
- TB1 21/April/2020
- TB1 22/April/2020
- TB2 20/April /2020
- TB2 21/April/2020
- TB2 22/April/2020
- TB3 20/April/2020
- TB3 21/April/2020
- TB3 22/April/2020
No other Nature’s Menu® products or other lot codes are affected.
Feed This Food?
Retailers have already been contacted and asked to pull the affected lots from their inventory and shelves. If you feed Nature’s Menu® Super Premium Dog Food with a Blend of Real Chicken & Quail and it contains one of the lot codes listed above, stop serving the food. You can return any unused portion to the place of purchase for a full refund.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact Sunshine Mills, Inc. customer service:
By phone at (800) 705-2111 from 7am-4pm Central Time, Monday through Friday
Or by email at email@example.com
Pets infected with Salmonella don’t always display symptoms, but signs can include lethargy, decreased appetite, fever, abdominal pain, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, and vomiting. If your pet has these symptoms, contact your vet immediately.
It’s important to note that infected pets can shed the bacteria in their feces and saliva without showing signs of being sick.
People with Salmonella infection can experience diarrhea, fever, and stomach cramps. Most people’s symptoms appear 12 to 72 hours after being exposed to the bacteria. The infection usually lasts for 4-7 days and most people recover without treatment. However, for some people, diarrhea may be so severe that they need to be hospitalized. Young children, the elderly, pregnant women, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to have a severe illness.