The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Pro-Pet today announced a large recall for certain brands of Pro-Pet dog and cad food. A field test of the food found possible salmonella contamination on a Pro-Pet production line. Though no pet illnesses have been reported as a result of the contamination, the recall covers all pet food manufactured on that line over a two day period.
The recalled brands include 40-pound bags of Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food and Hubbard Life maintenance Dog Food; 18-pound bags of Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food; 40-pound and 15-pound bags of Joy Combo Cat Food; and 40-pound and 20-pound bags of QC Plus Adult Dog Food. The recalled products all have "Best By" dates of 05/06/14 or 05/07/14 and lot codes of "096 13 SM L2 1A," "096 13 SM L2 2A," "097 13 SM L2 1A," or "097 13 SM L2 2A."
According to the FDA, pets infected with salmonella may act lethargic, have a fever, vomit, have diarrhea (sometimes bloody), have a decreased appetite, or abdominal pain. The agency advises pet owners to contact a veterinarian if their pets have eaten the recalled food and are displaying any of these symptoms.
The Pro-Pet recall is another in a series of pet food recalls in the past year related to possible salmonella contamination. Last summer both Iams (Procter & Gamble) and Natura foods were recalled over salmonella contamination fears.
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