Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Mice Direct Frozen Reptile Feed Recall

July 28, 2010

Biggers & Callaham LLC., (also known as) Mice Direct of Cleveland Georgia is recalling frozen reptile feed (mice, rats, chicks), because it has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.

The frozen reptile feed was shipped in plastic bags with the following product codes M-SP100, M-P100, M-PF100, M-F100, M-H100, M-W50, M-A50, M-JA25, R-P100, R-F50, R-PUP50, R-W50, R-S50, R-M20, R-L10,R-J5, R-C5, R-M3 followed by E9, F9, G9, H9, I9, J9, K9, L9 or A10, B10, C10, D10, E10, F10, G10 and whole frozen chicks in 25 count bags.

The frozen reptile feed was distributed through pet stores and by mail order and direct delivery in all states, except Hawaii.

A sampling by the FDA has tested positive for Salmonella.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause severe gastrointestinal disease. It can also affect other organ systems as well. Typical signs associated with Salmonella include but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, diarrhea with blood, lethargy, depression, weakness, loss of appetite, weight loss, fever, and abdominal pain. In rare cases, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms.

Human illnesses that may be related to the frozen reptile feed have been reported in 17 states. Consumers exhibiting clinical signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

The recalled product should not be fed to animals, even after heating in a microwave oven, since the heating may not be adequate to kill Salmonella.

If your pet has any clinical signs or has ingested the product mentioned above, please contact your veterinarian.

Remember, animals that don't show clinical signs can also be carriers of Salmonella and pass it to other pets and humans.

Consumers who purchased reptile feed from Mice Direct should contact Mice Direct by telephone at 888-747-0736 from 9:00a.m - 5:00p.m EST Monday-Friday or by e-mail at for instructions concerning this recall and for credits towards replacement of unused product.

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