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(SF Chronicle)Two pet food recalls

Postby LEO's mum » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:52 am

(SF Chronicle)Tails Of The City: Two pet food recalls you should know about

Two major pet food recalls were announced on Friday, July 2 involving Merrick Beef Filet Squares made by Merrick Pet Care and a variety of nutritional supplements made by the United Pet Group and sold under the Nature's Miracle, Excel, Petco, DDS, Drs. Foster & Smith and Pro-Pet brands:

1. Merrick Pet Care, Inc. of Amarillo, Texas is recalling 86 cases of its 10-ounce "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs" pet treats (marked "Item #60016 Lot #10084TL7 Best by March 24, 2012") because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Pet owners who touch the treats can become infected with Salmonella if they have not thoroughly washed their hands or all surfaces exposed to this product immediately afterward. If you have purchased "Beef Filet Squares for Dogs," you are urged to seal the unused portion in a bag or other receptacle and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. More details about the recall can be found here. If you have additional questions, you may call the company directly Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. CST at at 1-800-664-7387.

2. United Pet Group has recalled a number of nutritional supplements for dogs and powdered-form products for dogs and cats after laboratory testing revealed that some lots of some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. These products are sold under a variety of different names, including Nature's Miracle, Excel, Pro-Pet, Petco, DDS and Drs. Foster & Smith, with expiration dates between 01/2013 and 06/2013. Products with expiration dates earlier than 01/2013 or later than 06/2013 are not included in this recall. (The expiration date can be found imprinted vertically on the right side of the product label.) For a complete list of the affected pet products, click here.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic and exhibit diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. It's important to note that infected but otherwise outwardly healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed any amount of the recalled products and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian immediately.

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