Saturday, July 3, 2010

More Salmonella Related Recalls...

July 3, 2010

Feline's Pride has issued a voluntary recall of Feline's Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.) produced on 6/10/10 due to a possibility of Salmonella contamination.

This company produces a raw cat food diet that is frozen and shipped directly to consumers. This voluntary recall affects only those orders placed and shipped from June 10 through June 17, 2010.

For additional information or help, contact the company at (716) 580-3096, Monday - Friday from 10 am - 4 pm EDT.

Merrick Pet Care has issued a recall of their Beef Filet Squares 10oz bag (item # 60016 lot # 10084tl7 best by March 24,2012) due to a possibility of Salmonella contamination.

Consumers who have purchased this product are urged to return the product where it was purchased for a full refund. Consumers with additional questions can contact the company at 1-800-664-7387 M-F 8:00 - 5:00 CDT. You can also visit their website at: Merrick Pet Care

Last week I wrote about a recall regarding United Pet Group Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamin tablets. United Pet Group has extended this recall to additional products. For a list of these products see: FDA Website

About 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 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.

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

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

Salmonella can affect humans and there is a risk if you or someone you know has come in contact with pet food contaminated with Salmonella. 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.

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