On March 26, 2021, Midwestern Pet Foods issued a voluntary recall of multiple brands of dog and cat food due to a possible salmonella contamination at their production facility in Monmouth, Illinois.
The recall was initiated after the company discovered the possible contamination during a routine sampling program. No illnesses have been reported.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
What Is Recalled?
Over 50 products have been recalled and the entire list of expiration dates and lot codes can be found below. The pet food company recalled multiple dogs and cat food brands including:
- Earthborn Holistic
- Sportmix Wholesomes
- Pro Pac
- Pro Pac Ultimates
The recall is only for products manufactured at the Monmouth, Illinois facility and will be marked as an “M” in the lot code.
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Lot code information may be found on the back of the bags with the following format:
The brands are sold nationwide and all retailers have been asked to remove the affected lots from their shelves immediately. The recall is only for the specified food and doesn’t affect other Midwestern Pet Foods products.
Symptoms Of Salmonella In Pets
– diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
– decreased appetite
– abdominal pain
Pets that are infected can be carriers and pass it on to other animals and humans. If you have fed any of the recalled product and your pet is showing any of the above symptoms, call your vet immediately.
What To Do
If you have purchased any of these brands and the lot number matches the recall, stop feeding immediately.
People who have purchased the recalled food are instructed to dispose of it and wash their hands and all surfaces.
The recall said, “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.”
Consumers can contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-474-4163, ext 455 from 8 AM to 5 PM Central Time, Monday through Friday for additional information.
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