Avondale Pet Foods Ltd recalls Just Natural Chicken & Tripe because salmonella has been found in the product

England specific
21 December 2018

Avondale Pet Foods Ltd recalls Just Natural Chicken & Tripe because salmonella has been found in the product. This product has been sold in Scotland and England only.

Product details

Just Natural Chicken & Tripe

Pack size 20 x 454g and 8 x 1kg
Batch code 104-6/14105/339CT
Best before December 2019

No other Avondale Pet Foods Ltd products are known to be affected.

Risk statement

The presence of salmonella in the product 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

Avondale Pet Foods Ltd is recalling the above product. Point-of-sale notices will be displayed in all retail stores that are selling this product. These notices explain to customers why the product is being recalled and tell them what to do if they have bought the product. Please see the attached notice below.

Our advice to consumers

(pet owners) 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 infected 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. If you have bought the above product, return it to the store from where it was bought for a full refund.

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If there is a problem with a food product that means it should not be sold, then it might be 'withdrawn' (taken off the shelves) or 'recalled' (when customers are asked to return the product).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-71-2018