Pro-Pet LLC has issued a recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods (Hubbard Life, Joy Combo, and QC Plus) due to possible Salmonella contamination.
A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination.
For a list of affected products and lot numbers, visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm384876.htm
Pro-Pet suggests that customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact them at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.
For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.
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.