On Thursday, February 21st, pet food company Honest Kitchen announced a pet food recall on 5 lots of their food. The products that were recalled were Verve, Thrive, and Zeal which are all different types of dog food produced by the company. These lots of food were produced last month from August to November.
This was a voluntary recall by Honest Kitchen who claims that the food may contain salmonella contaminated parsley. To eliminate further problems with Salmonella contaminated food in the future, Honest Kitchen has announced some changes to the way they produce their pet foods.
- All of their dehydrated leafy greens will be steamed.
- They will run more pathogen tests on all leafy greens that they receive.
- They have stopped purchasing parsley from the supplier of the salmonella contaminated parsley.
The president of Honest Kitchen released an announcement regarding the pet food recall which also tells consumers how they can be reimbursed if they have a contaminated lot of food.
Symptoms of salmonella in dogs might include diarrhea with or without blood, lethargy, vomiting, abdominal pain, decrease in appetite, and/or fever. If you suspect your dog has been infected with salmonella after eating recalled products from Honest Kitchen, you should contact your veterinarian.
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