A Texas pet food manufacturer is greatly expanding a recall to include dozens ofand cat food potentially contaminated with salmonella, saying at least seven people have reported infections.
Mid America Pet Food is now recalling 35 different products with best-by dates before October 31, 2024 and manufactured at its plant in Mount Pleasant, Texas, the company said Thursday in a news release release.
The recalled brands include Victor super Premium Dog Foods, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, Eagle Mountain Pet Food and some Member’s Mark varieties distributed to retailers nationwide.
The extended recall comes 10 days afterof Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Select Beef and Brown Rice Formula after random sampling found salmonella, which can sicken pets as well as people who come into contact with it.
The latest recall noted that seven people had reported salmonella infections per Nov. 1, 2023, Mid America Pet Food said in a notice submitted by the Food and Drug Administration (See a list of the recalled products here.)
When two or more people get the same disease from the same contaminated food or drink, it is considered an outbreak, according to to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
Salmonella bacteria cause an estimated 1.3 million infections in Americans each year, resulting in an average of more than 26,000 hospitalizations and 420 deaths, CDC data show.
Pets infected with salmonella may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some may lose their appetite and have abdominal pain. Humans can suffer from similar symptoms and in some cases experience more severe symptoms, according to the FDA.
People should destroy the recalled pet food in a way that children, pets and wildlife can’t reach it, as well as wash pet bowls and storage containers, the agency advised.
Customers can contact Mid America Pet Food for additional information at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (888) 428-7544 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Central Time.
The recall is among more than half a dozen this year of pet foods found to contain salmonella or potentially harmful elevated levels of vitamins.