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Pro-Pet LLC recalls dry dog and cat foods: Salmonella

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Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a recall of various dry dog and cat food products after a single field test indicated possible Salmonella contamination. The test identified that a single production line was the source during a two day period and those products manufactured during that time have the potential to be contaminated.

Pro-Pet LLC has stated that there have been no reports of illness in connection to the dry pet foods at this time, but they are voluntarily recalling everything produced during the two day period as a precaution.

The recalled pet food was distributed to retailers and sold online to customers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia.

People handling any product contaminated with Salmonella may potentially become infected, so it’s important to thoroughly wash your hands and all surfaces that have come into contact with the dry pet food.

Salmonella is a bacteria that can cause serious and potentially fatal infections (Salmonellosis) in people and animals. Small children, the elderly and those with compromised immune systems are at particular risk. The symptoms of Salmonellosis in humans include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, fever, and headache. Rarely, Salmonellosis can result in more serious ailments including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. People who are experiencing the symptoms of Salmonellosis after having handled any of the recalled products should seek medical attention.

Pets with Salmonellosis 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 any of the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

The impacted products are listed below:

40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878
40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878
18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873
40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875
15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713
40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713
20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104
40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2 351780104

Customers should discontinue feeding these products immediately and contact Pro-Pet at 888-765-4190 for further information. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm CST.

FDA Recall - Firm Press Release

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