Feline’s Pride Issues Nationwide Recall Due to Salmonella Contamination
by Blog Admin
On July 1st a press release was posted by Feline’s Pride cat food announcing a voluntary recall of:
- Feline’s Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens
- Natural Chicken Formula
- Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.)produced on 6/10/10
because of possible Salmonella contamination. Pet owners who are handling the raw pet food may become infected with Salmonella. It is recommended that you thoroughly wash your hands after having contact with the raw cat food or any surfaces exposed to the product.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased 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, please contact your veterinarian.
The product is packaged in uncoded plastic containers and sold frozen to private consumers nationwide. Once thawed, the pet food has a shelf life of about 1 week. The firm manufactures the pet food on an as-ordered basis. This recall affects only those orders placed and shipped from June 10 through June 17, 2010.
This product should not be fed to pets but should instead be disposed of in a safe manner (e.g., in a securely covered trash receptacle). People who are experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella infection after having handled the pet food product should seek medical attention, and report their use of the product and illness to the nearest FDA office.