In early September, some Victor pet Food products were voluntarily recalled after testing positive for Salmonella. Now, less than two months later, the company is issuing another recall for a similar problem.
Salmonella is a common cause of pet food recalls, but it should not be taken lightly, as affected food can cause illness in both pets and humans. So, if you feed your pets Victor, make sure your product is not one of the recalled packages.
What products have been recalled?
Mid America pet Food of Mount Pleasant, Texas, voluntarily recalled certain lots Victor Super Premium dog food Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Formula. The company announced the recall after random third-party testing revealed that some of the products tested positive for Salmonella.
The following lots were recalled:
|Product description||Batch number||Bag size||Best by date|
|Victor Super Premium dog food, selected beef and brown rice|
These products were shipped to various distributors and retailers in the United States. You can find the batch code information on the back of the bag. No other products were affected by this recall and fortunately no illnesses were reported.
Danger of salmonella
dog food that tests positive for Salmonella can be harmful to both pets and people. Pets infected with salmonella can experience diarrhea, vomiting, lethargy and fever. However, some pets can carry salmonella without showing symptoms, which can cause them to pass it on to other family members. If your dog has consumed the recalled product, you may want to contact your veterinarian to be on the safe side.
Salmonella can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, and fever in humans. In rare cases, it can lead to more serious problems, such as arterial infections, arthritis, endocarditis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract problems. If you have been in contact with the recalled product, watch for unusual symptoms and contact your healthcare provider if in doubt.
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What to do with recalled food
Retailers and distributors were asked to immediately stop selling the recalled food. However, if you purchased one of these packages prior to the recall, you should dispose of the food in an area that is inaccessible to pets, people, and wildlife. Never give away or sell recalled food.
Then clean any surfaces that food may have touched, such as counters, bowls, and storage containers. Always wash your hands thoroughly after handling food.
For more information and to inquire about refunds, you can contact Mid-America pet Food Consumer Affairs. You can email them at email@example.com or call them at 1-888-428-7544 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM Central Time.