The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) is currently investigating a food poisoning outbreak linked to Texas pet food manufacturer Mid America Pet Food.
As of Nov. 9, 2023, Mid America Pet Food expanded its voluntary recall, including 35 dog and cat food products due to potential Salmonella contamination. The recall was issued after some of the product lots tested positive for Salmonella.
According to the FDA, as of Nov. 1, 2023, seven people have been reported to be infected with Salmonella from handling contaminated pet food products in 2023. Six of these people are infants.
Animals eating contaminated products and humans handling the food can be affected, especially if people do not wash their hands thoroughly.
Children, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems are at greater risk of Salmonella infections.
What pet food products are linked to the Salmonella outbreak?
The recall includes the following products with Best Buy dating before 10/31/24:
- Victor Super Premium Dog Food
- Wayne Feeds Dog Food
- Eagle Mountain Pet Food
- Member’s Mark varieties
Best Buy dates are located in the middle top on the back of each bag.
A complete list of the recalled products is available here.
The FDA advises consumers to destroy affected pet foods in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access them. The FDA also advises washing and sanitizing pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers, and washing hands thoroughly.
Salmonella is typically caused by consuming contaminated food or water, which in turn can come from unclean sources. It can cause a variety of ailments, ranging from no symptoms to requiring hospitalization.
Salmonella can cause any of the following common symptoms:
- Abdominal pain
- Fever and chills
- Headache and muscle pain
- Bloody diarrhea
Salmonella can be aggressive and last 48 hours or more.
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