Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Dog Food Recalled for Salmonella Contamination

More dog food has been recalled! Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of all dry pet food products produced at its plant in Everson, Pa. between Feb. 18 and July 29, citing potential contamination with salmonella. It is not known how much pet food is involved but involves 31 states and various brands of pet food.
Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in humans also. The pet food company said it stopped production at the plant July 29 when it was alerted of a possible link between dry pet food produced in Everson and two isolated cases of people infected with salmonella.
The possible contaminated pet food are under the brand names include some items under the names Country Acres, Retriever, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Natural, Ol’ Roy, Special Kitty, Paws & Claws, Pedigree, Wegman’s, Pet Pride, PMI Nutrition and Red Flannel.
         Originally Posted @ mainstreet dog

Take a look in your pantry and see if any of these foods are currently in there, Salmonella is not only hazardous to Humans but more so to pets. Keeping up with the product recalls makes sense don't you think? In so doing you take care of your own health and the health of those pets who you care for so much. As in my home we have one dog, I need to check and I would strongly recommend you do the same.

If there are further updates I will be sure to let you know, my hope is that the recall will eradicate any further sickness that could otherwise be fatal. Salmonella is a serious thing, so take care of your dogs and your self.

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