Announcement: Sept 6, 2022 by email by Spot & Tango as a Direct Recall To Subscribed Customers
What was recalled: 4 batches of UnKibble Dog Food product line
Cause: Spot and Tango Pet Food issued a recall on Sept.6, 2022 citing “contaminated with salmonella“. Lot numbers per the Enforcement Report: “LOT CODE/ SKU number T-22220 U-C-004 T-22223 U-C-005 T-22220 U-C-006, 28oz, 38oz, 47oz, 56oz.”
From the FDA:
FDA’s guidance Public Warning and Notification of Recalls Under 21 CFR Part 7, Subpart C, states that ‘when recalled products have only been distributed to direct accounts, and the recalling firm has records that show exactly where the products have gone, a prompt and effective communication to such accounts informing them of the recall may be adequate to prevent the use of a recalled product.
Spot & Tango opted to directly notify each of their customers about the Salmonella issue by using the contact information provided by customers when they ordered the recalled products. Since these products were sold directly to consumers from the company (without further distribution), as long as the firm can prove that the direct notifications are successful, the firm has fulfilled its public notification obligation under current federal requirements. If FDA finds a firm’s hazard language, notification strategy, or other aspects of the public notification to be deficient in any way, it reserves the right to issue its own public notification. In this case, FDA had no concerns that Spot & Tango used appropriate language to characterize the hazard posed by the recalled products and employed a strategy to ensure they made contact with all the customers who purchased the recalled products.
Dogs with Salmonella poisoning may exhibit lethargy, diarrhea, fever, vomiting, decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If your pet consumed the recalled product, please visit your veterinarian. If you purchased the affected lot, please return it for a full refund.