Sunland, Inc. has announced an expansion of an earlier recall of almond butter and peanut butter to include a variety of other products, including Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB, a peanut butter snack formulated for dogs.
This recall is due to the possibility of Salmonella contamination and is limited to products manufactured between May 1, 2012 and September 24, 2012 . As of now only the 16 oz. bottles of Dogsbutter RUC with Flax PB are affected by this recall. The UPC code for affected Dogsbutter products, which can be located on the side of the jar, is 003050.
Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both humans and animals include abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy, and fever. More severe symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, eye pain, arthritis, and arterial infection. Human infection acquired from animal food products is typically the result of not washing the hands appropriately after handling the food (i.e., after feeding the pet).
In addition, the infection can be spread to other humans and animals through contact with the infected individual. If you or your pet have been in contact with the recalled product and are exhibiting any of the above symptoms, you should contact your human and/or veterinary health provider immediately.
Sunland has urged anyone who has purchased the products affected by this recall to discard the product immediately. You may also contact the company at (866) 837-1018 for information on the recall, view the press release at sunlandinc.com, or speak with a consumer services representative Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM MT at (575) 356-6638.