PMI Nutrition has issued a recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel® Cat Formula cat food due to possible Salmonella contamination.
This recall is being issued out of an of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination.
The lot number and best-by date affected by this recall are:
Best by 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A (lot number)
The UPC code for the recalled product is: 7 42869 00058 5
The lot number is printed on the lower back side of the bag in a white box on the right-hand side. The lot number will be preceded by a time stamp that will be unique to each bag. (Example 14:32)
No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.
PMI Nutrition is suggesting that customers should immediately discontinue use of and return impacted product to their dealer for a full refund or replacement.
For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for PMI products at 1-800-332-4738. Customer service representatives will be available Sunday, Jan. 26 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. CST and Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella in pets include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain.
Animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.
If your pet has any signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.
Salmonella can also affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food, treats or supplements contaminated with Salmonella, this includes dry products. The elderly, children and immunocompromised individuals are most at risk.
To reduce risk of infection, people should wash their hands with hot soapy water after touching pet foods and surfaces pet foods have come in contact with.
The clinical signs are similar as in pets. If you or anyone you know is showing signs of illness after coming in contact with this product, contact your health care provider.