- The manufacturers of a well-known brand of dog food issued a voluntary recall of their products due to the risk of salmonella
- Three months earlier, Midwestern Pet Foods had recalled some of its products due to the risk of aflatoxin poisoning.
- The company discovered the potential risk of contamination after routine sampling
This week, the Midwestern Pet Foods company issued a voluntary recall of several of its dog and cat food brands due to a salmonella risk. The announcement comes just three months after the company recalled some of its products due to the risk of aflatoxin poisoning, it reported. CNN.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the recall in a release Last week on their website that the 10 brands potentially affected by salmonella: They are CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, sportmix and Meridian.
Recall of dog food for salmonella risk
The dog food recall is for brands of cat and dog food manufactured at the company’s Monmouth, Illinois facility. The agency said pet owners can check the FDA release to see if their product has a gold batch code with an expiration date cited in the recall, The Hill reported.
The FDA noted that products that are possibly contaminated with salmonella have an “M” in the date code, as in this example: “EXP AUG / 02/22 / M1 / L #. The company discovered the potential risk of salmonella contamination after routine sampling.
The company made another recall three months ago
Midwestern Pet Foods distributed the listed products nationally in both retail stores and distributors and online. Also, the company urged businesses to remove the aforementioned lots from their inventory and shelves and, if possible, contact customers who purchased those products.
Salmonella can affect animals that eat infected products and there is a risk that humans handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not washed their hands well after being in contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products can become infected as well.
Infected pets may lose their appetite
Midwestern Pet Foods said in a release Monday that continues “a comprehensive review of our facilities and practices in an effort to better serve our customers and family of pets who trust us.”
The FDA warned that pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only show decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Pets that are infected but do not show symptoms can still carry the bacteria and infect other animals or humans.
Contact the vet if your pet has consumed the product
The FDA cautioned that if your pet has consumed any of the dog food recall products and has any of these symptoms, you should contact your veterinarian. To date, no human or pet illnesses have been reported.
In the past recall of nine batches of food from Midwestern Pet Foods after the products showed high levels of aflatoxin, the FDA announced dozens of deaths from dogs that ate the contaminated food. Subscribe to our weekly newsletter and participate for a $ 100 gift card each month. Receive your favorite news in your email inbox from today.