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The JM Smucker Company announced a limited voluntary recall of two lots of the 30 pound sachets of Meow Mix® Original Choice dry cat food due to possible salmonella contamination. The company has received no reports of animal diseases or side effects and issued this recall out of caution. The affected products were sold in select Walmart stores in IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY. No other Meow Mix® products are affected by this recall.
If pet parents have products in their possession that meet the following description, they should stop feeding their cats and discard them immediately. This information can be found on the bottom and back of each bag.
Image taken from the US FDA website 04/13/2021.(FDA)
Salmonella can affect cats who eat a product contaminated with Salmonella bacteria and can spread to humans when handling contaminated pet products, especially if they come into contact with their cat’s food, food surfaces and / or the cats they come into contact with have come, have not washed their hands the affected product. Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. In rare cases, salmonella can cause more serious conditions, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers who exhibit these marks after contact with this product should contact their healthcare provider.
PET FOOD RECALL: JM Smucker Company is recalling two lots of Meow Mix Original Dry Cat Food (sold in 30 pound bags) due to possible contamination with Salmonella, which is a health hazard to pets and their human carers .co / j5GS7MU80m pic.twitter.com/LPmLUMj6JW
– FDA CVM (@FDAanimalhealth) April 12, 2021
Symptoms of salmonella infection in cats can include vomiting or diarrhea. Some cats may not develop diarrhea, but may have decreased appetite, a fever, and excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats may not seem sick, but they can spread infections to other animals and people in the household.
Pet parents who have questions or want to report side effects should call 1-888-569-6728 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit www.meowmix.com/contact-usExternal Link Disclaimer.
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