Pet meals recalled once more, this time as a result of salmonella danger – CBS Pittsburgh

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(CNN) – Three months after Midwestern Pet Foods recalled some of its products because of the risk of aflatoxin poisoning, the company is pulling dozens of its pet foods off the shelves. This time it’s about salmonella.

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Midwestern Pet Foods has issued a voluntary recall of certain brands of dog and cat food manufactured at the company’s Monmouth, Illinois facility because of potential salmonella contamination. This emerges from a company announcement published on the FDA website.

Affected brands sold nationwide include CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Meridian, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportmix, Sportmix Wholesomes, Sportstrial, Unrefined and Venture.

The Indiana-based company discovered the potential for contamination after routine sampling. The expiration date will help you determine if your product needs to be thrown away.

The possibly contaminated products have an “M” in the date code, as in this example: “EXP AUG / 02/22 / M1 / ​​L #.

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Midwestern Pet Foods urges retailers and distributors to pull recalled lots from their inventory and shelves and, whenever possible, reach out to customers who have purchased the products.

According to a company statement, salmonella can make pets sluggish and have vomiting, diarrhea, and a fever. Pets can also experience poor appetite, a fever, and abdominal pain.

People who handle contaminated products can also become infected, which can lead to nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever. Salmonella can also rarely cause arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract problems.

The FDA recommends that people see their doctor if they think they may be infected with Salmonella. As of Saturday, there were no reports of illness related to this recall.

You can report a suspected disease to the FDA by calling a consumer complaint coordinator or filling out an electronic form.

Aflatoxin is made from the form Aspergillus flavus, the FDA said. It can grow on grains used as ingredients in pet food, and when high amounts of aflatoxin are consumed it can cause disease or death in pets.

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