Pet food recall due to Salmonella threat

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Nestlé Purina PetCare Company has announced a recall of approximately 870 bags of dry cat food that is feared contaminated with Salmonella. The product was shipped to three western states: Colorado, Idaho and Oregon.

The cat food was erroneously distributed in February, 2011. So far, no reports of illness have been made.

The specific items involved in the recall are:

  • Cat Chow Naturals Dry Cat Food, sold in 6.3  lb. bags. The product has a “best used by” date of August 2012; production code 10331083 13; and bag UPC code 17800 11320.
  • Friskies Grillers Blend Dry Cat Food, sold in 3.15 lb. bags. The product has “best used by” date of August 2012; production code 10381083 06; and bag UPC code 50000 08450.
  • Friskies Grilllers Blend Dry Cat Food, sold in 16 lb. bags. The product has “best used by” date of August 2012; production code 10381083 06; and bag UPC code 50000 57578.

No other Purina cat or dog products are involved in the recall.

Consumers who have purchased any of the affected products are urged to discard them in sealed containers. Product refunds may be obtained by calling the manufacturer toll-free at 1-800-982-6559 weekdays 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Central Time, or by visiting the Nestlé Purina website: www.purina.com.

Pets with Salmonella infections may exhibit diminished appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may become lethargic and experience bloody diarrhea and vomiting.

Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and displays these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

Be mindful that humans who have handled contaminated products are at risk of Salmonella poisoning. This is especially true of individuals have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.

Authored by:

Howard PortnoyPet News ExaminerJune 28, 2011 9:24 am ET

http://www.examiner.com/pet-news-in-national/pet-food-recall-due-to-salmonella-threat

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