Freshpet Inc. is voluntarily recalling a single lot of 4.5 lb. bags of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe, with sell-by date of Oct. 29, 2022, due to potential contamination with Salmonella.

Salmonella is a type of bacteria that's the most frequently reported cause of food-related illness. Salmonella can affect animals eating the product and there is risk to humans, notably children, the elderly, and the immunocompromised, when handling contaminated products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or surfaces exposed to these products.

To date, Freshpet has received no reports of illness, injury, or adverse reaction. The lot may have sold at limited Walmart stores in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Georgia; and limited Target stores and other select retailers in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont, and West Virginia.

The product has a UPC CODE of  627975011673; LOT NUMBER 10/29/22; SELL BY DATE 10/29/22 L3.

Symptoms of salmonella include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.

Dogs with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some dogs may have only decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy dogs can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your dog has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, consumers are advised to contact their veterinarian.

Freshpet had designated this single lot for destruction, but a small portion of the lot was inadvertently shipped to retailers in limited geographic markets in the last two weeks. No other Freshpet products or lot codes are impacted by this recall.

Anyone with concerns or questions should call 800-285-0563 Monday through Friday, between 9 am to 9 pm (EDT) and Saturday or Sun. from 9 am to 1 pm (EDT) or visit