It’s yet another pet food recall due to salmonella contamination. This time, one bag of Purina ONE beyOnd White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food was found to be contaminated with salmonella according to the notice published on August 30, 2013 on TruthaboutPetFood.com. The product is manufactured by Nestlé Purina PetCare Company (NPPC).
The recall applies to the 3.5 lb. bag size with a “Best By” date and Production Code of OCT 2014 31071083. The UPC Code is 17800 12679.
For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
How salmonella poisoning affects pets and humans:
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. Rarely, salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans.
If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately for further advice.
Read more about salmonella on the PetMD website.
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