A couple of months ago I posted about Midwestern Pet Foods of Evansville, IN announcing a dog food recall due to mold. The food involved, Sportmix, was not one that I was familiar with. However, they recently voluntarily recalled some more of their dog and cat food due to possible salmonella contamination. These are better-known brand labels so it’s urgent that you check your dog food to make sure it’s not part of the recall.
What Prompted the Dog Food Recall?
The recall was the result of a routine sampling program by the company which revealed that the finished products may contain the bacteria.
I’m not impressed with Midwestern Pet Foods at all. One recall is bad enough, but when it’s shortly followed by another you have to question what’s going on in their manufacturing process.
So, What Food Is Involved?
Earthborn Holistic is a dog food I would consider using so to see that it is part of the recall made me pay attention. Other makes to watch our for include CanineX, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix, and Meridian. These are all produced at the company’s facility in Monmouth, Illinois.
For a full list, please go to this FDA announcement which goes over every brand plus their lot numbers.
Steps to Take if Your Food is in the Recall…
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and humans from handling it, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
A full list of symptoms is also included in the FDA announcement.
- If your pet has eaten some of this food and is ill, take him or her to the vet as soon as possible
- Do not sell or donate the recalled products
- Do not feed the recalled products to pets or any other animals
- Destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access them
- Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers
- Always ensure you wash and sanitize your hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food
Where Was This Food Sold?
Products were distributed to retail stores nationwide in the United States (including Puerto Rico) and to online retailers. In case I have readers worldwide: products were also exported to the following countries: Bahrain, Barbados, Chile, Costa Rica, Ghana, Honduras, Iceland, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Taiwan, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates, and Uruguay.
The good news is that no human or pet illnesses have been reported to date.
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