EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Midwestern Pet Foods is recalling some of its dog and cat food products because they may be contaminated with Salmonella.
The Evansville, Indiana, company states that the affected products come under the following brands: CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian.
The recalled products were made at Midwestern Pet Foods’ manufacturing facility in Monmouth, Illinois. However, the company states that only certain products made there are part of the recall.
The affected products were distributed to retail outlets and online retailers across the country.
Click here for a full list of recalled products, including product descriptions, photos, expiration dates, lot numbers, and bag sizes. Information on the batch code can be found on the back of the bags in the following format: “EXP AUG / 02/22 / M1 / L #”
If you purchased any of the affected products, officials say you cannot feed it to your pets or other animals. Destroy the food in such a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access it. You should also wash and disinfect pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers.
According to the Food and Drug Administration, salmonella can affect animals that eat the products and there is a risk for humans to handle contaminated pet products, especially if they put their hands in contact with the products or surfaces exposed to those products have not washed thoroughly.
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 these products should contact their healthcare provider.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets just have less 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, contact your veterinarian.
No diseases have been reported in humans or pets, according to the FDA.
For more information, click here or contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at email@example.com or 800-474-4163.