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Pet Food Manufacturer Issues Recall Regarding Salmonella Risk

Midwestern Pet Foods this week issued a voluntary recall of several brands of dog and cat food due to salmonella issues.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) confirmed the recall in a press release last week that the 10 brands potentially impacted are CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian.

The recall involves products manufactured at the pet food manufacturer’s plant in Monmouth, Illinois. Pet owners can read the FDA announcement to see if their product has an expiration date or a recalled lot code.

The products were distributed nationwide and to customers online. No human or animal disease has been reported in relation to potentially affected cat and dog foods.

Midwestern Animal Foods said in a statement on Monday that it continues “a thorough review of our facilities and our practices in order to better serve our customers and the parents of animals who trust us”.

The FDA has warned that animals infected with salmonella may be lethargic or have diarrhea, fever, or decreased appetite. Humans who have been in contact with infected food are also at risk of developing infections, with symptoms that can include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, and other symptoms.

Last year, the FDA announced a recall of nine batches of feed from Midwestern Pet Foods after tests showed it contained high levels of aflatoxin, which can cause disease and death in animals. of company. Officials said they were aware of dozens of dog deaths that ate the food.