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AvoDerm Dog Food Recalled By FDA

Avoderm dog food recall 2012

The FDA has announced a recall on a line of dog food contaminated with salmonella poisoning.


According to the FDA, a batch of AvoDerm's Breeder Choice dry dog food tested positive for salmonella. The company then decided to pull all foods from that batch to prevent sickness.


How To Tell If Your Dog's Food Is Affected


To know if your dog's food is included in this recall, look for the following information on your dog's food:


Formula Size SKU/Product Code UPC Code Best-By Date
Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog 26 lb. 1000065074 0 5290702043 8 28 Aug 2013
Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog 26 lb. 1000065074 0 5290702043 8 29 Aug 2013
Natural Lamb Meal & Brown Rice Adult Dog 26 lb. 1000065074 0 5290702043 8 30 Aug 2013


Recalled foods were distributed in California, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, Virginia, and Washington.


Why Salmonella Is So Dangerous


Salmonella is a particularly dangerous contaminant because it can be spread to dogs who eat the food and to people who come in contact with the food. Earlier this year, dog food contaminated with salmonella sent dozens of people to the hospital. So far, no human or dog illnesses have been reported in connection to the AvoDerm recall.


Symptoms of salmonella in humans include: Symptoms of salmonella in dogs include:
   • Nausea    • Lethargy
   • Vomiting    • Vomiting
   • Diarrhea    • Diarrhea
   • Bloody diarrhea    • Bloody diarrhea
   • Stomach cramping    • Loss of appetite
   • Fever    • Fever


If any of these symptoms are seen, call your doctor or veterinarian. Healthy dogs and people who come in contact with salmonella may not show symptoms but are still potential carriers for the disease.


To prevent the spread of salmonella, the Center for Disease Control recommends the following:

   •  Wash your hands thoroughly after handling dog food and treats. Lather with soap and wash for at least 20 seconds.

   •  Store dog food and feed your dog in an area other than the kitchen. Keep the food below 80 degrees Fahrenheit.

   •  Do not wash your dog's food bowl in the kitchen sink to prevent cross-contamination with other dishes.

   •  Do not use your dog's bowl to scoop food. Instead, use a scoop used solely for serving dog food.

   •  Keep children away from dog food and bowls.

   •  Promptly pick up dog waste and throw it away.


What You Should Do If Your Dog's Food Is Affected


Do not feed this food to your dog. Throw it away and wash any bowls or storage containers thoroughly. Contact Breeder's Choice at 1-866-500-6286 with any questions.


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