Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled LID Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible salmonella contamination, the FDA announced. The contamination was discovered after the Minnesota Department of Agriculture collected a routine sample.
The products were sold nationwide in retail stores and online. The products are:
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|5 LB Bags, Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea and Chicken Formula Dry cat food||2363300233||1008080 06: 42N811202: 20||10-Mar-2022|
|10 LB Bags, Natural Balance LID Limited Ingredient Diets Green Pea and Chicken Formula Dry cat food||2363300235||1008080 06: 42N811202: 20||10-Mar-2022|
Salmonella can infect cats who eat a product contaminated with salmonella bacteria, according to the FDA. Symptoms of salmonella infection in cats may include vomiting, diarrhea, decreased appetite, fever, or excessive salivation. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. Some cats don’t seem sick but can spread infections to other animals and people in the household, they said.
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Health officials say that salmonella can spread to humans when handling contaminated pet products, especially if they do not wash their hands after coming in contact with their cat’s food, surfaces, and / or cats that have come into contact with the contaminated product to have. 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. Individuals who exhibit these signs after contact with this product or a cat that has eaten this product should contact their doctor.
When consumers have the products, they will be asked to return them to the retailer for a refund. According to the company, no other product was affected.
“The health and well-being of the pets who enjoy our Natural Balance pet food is our priority,” the company said in a statement. “Our company and our team take our responsibility seriously to provide safe, healthy, and nutritious pet food for dogs and cats.”
Pet parents who have questions or want to report side effects should call 1-833-558-0908 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. PST, or visit www.naturalbalanceinc.com/contact-us
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