Sunshine Mills dog food recalled over salmonella fears

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Pet owners have been asked to return a number of Sunshine Mills products after a dog food recall was issued through fears of salmonella contamination.

Even though there has not been any reported illnesses, injuries or complaints as a result (correct at the time the recall announcement was made), Sunshine Mills was made aware of the contamination after a sample – taken as part of routine surveillance – tested positive for salmonella.

 What is salmonella? 

 Salmonella is a form of bacteria that can’t be seen, has no smell or taste to it. Handling or ingesting contaminated products can cause illness in both our pets and ourselves.

Symptoms in dogs can include vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, fever, lethargy, skin disease, depression, shock, and miscarriage in pregnant canines.

 Which products have been recalled? 

 The following recalled Sunshine Mills products were distributed to the US states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Wisconsin.

  •  Intimidator Chicken & Rice Formula Dog Food 30/20, 16lbs and 40lbs 
  •  FRM Gold Select High Performance Dog Food 50lbs 
  •  Sportsman’s Pride Professional Formula 30/20 Dog Food, 40lbs 
  •  Sprout Sporting Dog Food, 5lbs and 40lbs 

 What to do next if this affects you 

 If you have any of the above recalled items in your home, stop feeding them to your pet with immediate effect and seek veterinary assistance if your dog is showing any of the above symptoms. 

Return any remaining products to the original place of purchase to get a full refund.

 Click here to read the company’s product recall in full, which includes the best before dates and the UPC codes. 

Chloe Petrylak

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