Cause: Potential for salmonella
Announcement: FDA recall notice dated June 18, 2022 (archived here)
What was recalled: A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe, 4.5 lb. bag, sell by date of Oct. 29, 2022
This is one of 2022’s rare pet food recalls, and it involves Freshpet.
Just a single lot of pet food is involved: Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe. Please check your package for the “sell by” date listed above. It may contain salmonella, sickness-causing bacteria.
If you have one of the affected packages, stop feeding it to your pet and throw it out. Contact Freshpet for a refund.
The company shares, “Our Freshpet Team had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.”
There have been no reports of illnesses.
The affected product may have been sold at Walmart stores in Alabama and Georgia, and at Target and other select retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.
Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe is described on Freshpet’s website as containing “locally sourced shredded chicken” along with cranberries, carrots and pea protein.
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