On September 1, 2013 Nestlé Purina PetCare began a voluntary recall of their 3.5-pound bags of Purina One Beyond due to a possible salmonella contamination. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states that salmonella can make animals that eat the food ill and that there is also a risk to anyone who comes into contact with contaminated items. Purina One Beyond is a very popular variety of pet-food made by Nestlé Purina PetCare brand and many pet owners are worried about this pet-food recall.
Thankfully, not all of the Nestlé Purina PetCare products are part of the pet-food recall. The possible salmonella contamination is limited to a single production run that was shipped to the United States. Nestlé Purina PetCare has not given details about how or why they believe that a batch of the 3.5-pound bags of Purina One Beyond could be contaminated with salmonella.
Nestlé Purina PetCare says that the bags that could contain salmonella are the Purina One Beyond 3.5-pound bags that have a best-by date of October of 2014. The Purina One Beyond bags can also be identified by their production code of 31071083 and they have a UPC code of 17800 12679. This pet-food recall is a completely voluntary and the FDA has not made any requirements for Nestlé Purina PetCare over the possible salmonella contamination.
Although any pet-food recall due to a possible salmonella contamination is a frightening, it is admirable that Nestlé Purina PetCare has stepped up and called for the voluntary pet-food recall. At this time the pet-food recall is only for the Purina One Beyond 3.5-pound bags with a best-by date for October of 2014, production code 31071083 and UPC code 17800 12679. No other Nestlé Purina PetCare products are effected and Nestlé Purina PetCare is confident that the possible salmonella contamination is contained to that specific production.