RECALL: 80 Cases of This Product Were Recalled

Eighty cases of the recalled product were sold between February 3 and March 10, 2016, in retail pet food stores in California, Colorado, Oregon
and Washington States through pet food retailers and distributors.

The product may be contaminated with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

The "Best By" date is located on the back of the package below the seal.

About Salmonella and Listeria

Salmonella and Listeria 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.

Healthy people infected with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.

Rarely, Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can result in more serious ailments, including:
  • arterial infections
  • endocarditis
  • arthritis
  • muscle pain
  • eye irritation
  • urinary tract symptoms
Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Pets with Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes infections may be:
  • lethargic
  • have diarrhea
  • bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting
Some pets will have only:
  • decreased appetite
  • fever
  • 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.

No pet or consumer illnesses from this product have been reported to date.

However, because of their commitment to safety and quality, Smallbatch Pets is conducting a voluntary recall of this product.

Consumers should also follow the Simple Handling Tips published on the Smallbatch Pets package, when disposing of the affected product.

What to do

Consumers who have purchased the above lots of dog duck sliders are urged to stop feeding them and return product to place of purchase for a full refund or dispose of them immediately.

Those with questions may call Smallbatch Pets at 888-507-2712, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM PT. Or email the company at

U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.

Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

The product, sold frozen in 3-lbs. Bags, is identified with the following manufacturing codes:
LOT #Best By DateUPC
What Caused the Recall?

This recall was initiated after routine testing by the Food and Drug Administration of a 3 pound bag of dog Duckbatch Sliders that was collected at a distributor revealed the presence of Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes.

This recall is being made with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

To see the recall list for this year click here.