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Dogs Choice UK recalls frozen raw dog foods because of the presence of Salmonella

England
Last updated: 18 February 2022

Dogs Choice UK is recalling a number of frozen raw dog foods because Salmonella has been found in the products.

Product details

Frozen Chicken and Beef
Pack size 500g
Batch code 080222+2
Best before 08 August 2022
Frozen Chicken and Beef Ready Meal
Pack size 500g
Batch code 080222+2
Best before 08 August 2022
Frozen Chicken Liver
Pack size 500g
Batch code 080222+2
Best before 08 August 2022

Risk statement

The presence of Salmonella in the products listed above. 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.

Action taken by the company

Dogs Choice UK is recalling the above products. Point of sale notices will be displayed in the retail stores that sold these products. The notices explain to customers why the products are being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product.

Our advice to consumers

If you have bought any of the above products do not use them. Instead, return them to the store from where they were bought for a full refund. When handling and serving raw pet food it is always advised to clean utensils and feeding bowls thoroughly after use. Consumers should wash hands thoroughly after handling raw pet food, bowls, utensils or after contact with the faeces of animals. Raw pet food should be stored separately from any food (especially ready to eat foods). Care should be taken when defrosting to avoid cross contamination of foods and surfaces.

About product recalls and withdrawals

If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product). The FSA issues Product Withdrawal Information Notices and Product Recall Information Notices to let consumers and local authorities know about problems associated with food. In some cases, a 'Food Alert for Action' is issued. This provides local authorities with details of specific action to be taken on behalf of consumers.

Ref: FSA-PRIN-09-2022