Northwest Farm Food Cooperative has voluntarily recalled select packages of its frozen raw cat food after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found signs of Salmonella in a test sample.
The affected products are 50-pound blocks and cases of six 10-pound chubs that are packaged in white plastic bags labeled Cat Food. Affected products have a production code of JUL12015B printed on the outside of the case and have no UPC.
Pet owners who have purchased contaminated products are encouraged to take the products back to the store of purchase for a full refund. Contaminated products need to be disposed of immediately.
No illnesses or deaths tied to this recall have been reported.
Salmonella can affect animals and humans. Symptoms in animals include bloody or regular diarrhea, fever, lethargy, and vomiting. Symptoms in humans include abdominal cramping, bloody or regular diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. More severe symptoms in humans – although rare – include arterial infections, arthritis, endocarditis, eye irritation, muscle pain, and urinary tract symptoms.
Yet another pet food company has recalled products due to Salmonella. What precautions are you taking to protect your pet’s health? Let me know in the comments!