Popular dog food recalled in Hawaii because of health risk
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
Hill's Pet Nutrition is voluntarily recalling 62 bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food.
The company says the food could be potentially contaminated with Salmonella. The suspect product, part of a single production run, was distributed to 17 veterinary clinic and pet store customers in California, Hawaii and Nevada between April 24 and May 13, 2014.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
This voluntary recall is limited to 62 15.5 lb. bags of Science Diet Adult Small & Toy Breed dry dog food with the Stock-Keeping Unit (SKU) code, "Best before" date and production code shown below. This product was accidentally released, as revealed during a routine inventory reconciliation. All 17 affected customers have been contacted by Hill's and there have been no reported illnesses related to this product to date.
SizeSKU"Best Before" Date/ Production Code
Science Diet® Adult
Small & Toy
9097 08 2015 M094
The SKU number is
located on the bottom of the bag, both side panels and on the back lower right
hand corner below the UPC code. As illustrated below, the "Best before"
date and production code is stamped on the top, middle of each bag:
Consumers who may have purchased any of these specific 62 15.5 lb bags of
Science Diet® Adult Small & Toy Breed™ dry dog food should discontinue use
of the product and immediately call Hill's Pet Nutrition at 1-800-445-5777
Monday-Friday during the hours of 7am-7pm (CT). Hill's will arrange to
collect the unused portion of the product at its own expense at a time convenient for
the consumer and will provide a full refund.
This voluntary recall does
not impact any Science Diet Adult Small and Toy Breed™ products with different
"best before" dates or any other Science Diet products.