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SALMONELLA - Dry dog food

Moms View Message Board: General Discussion: SALMONELLA - Dry dog food
By Ginny~moderator on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 06:24 am:

According to U.S. News & World Report, people continue to be sickened from Salmonella contaminated dry dog food made by a Mars Petcare U.S. plant in Everson, Pa. On Sept. 12, the company announced a recall of approximately 23,109 tons of dry dog and cat food sold under 105 brand names. While the contamination was discovered over a year ago, the problem is that dry pet food has a one-year shelf life and it is possible that contaminated products from even a 2007 recall could still be in the homes of ill persons and could lead to additional illness.

According to Dr. Pascal James Imperato, dean and Distinguished Service Professor of the Graduate Program in Public Health at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the way to protect against illness from contaminated pet food is careful sanitation: "These include regular washing of pet feeding bowls to prevent bacterial growth; the thorough washing of hands with soap and warm water for at least 20 seconds after handling dry pet foods, including pet treats; and scrupulously avoiding contact between dry pet foods and foods consumed by humans and food preparation surfaces and utensils." Apparently animals who have eaten contaminated food are not themselves sickened, but traces of the strain of Salmonella involved have been found in their stools.

By Crystal915 on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:22 am:

Thanks, Ginny. Where do we get info on brands and stuff? We go through our dog food very quickly here, but this makes me worry about the treats since the kids touch them, and they were bought in bulk.

By Ginny~moderator on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 09:27 am:

The article didn't list brands. I infer that the manufacturer's name is on the label. You could check out Mars Petcare to see if they have a website. (At 6:30 a.m. I wasn't up to a whole lot of research.)

By Insaneusmcwife on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 10:00 am:

This is from their website...
Recalled Pet Food
Please find recalled pet food UPC information below. UPC code numbers can be found directly underneath the bar code on the package.



Country Acres Cat Food 40#
16603 02181

Retriever Bites & Bones Dog Food 8#
79818 96757

Country Acres Ration Dog Food 40#
16603 02333

Retriever Bites & Bones Dog Food 20#
79818 96634

Country Acres 18% Dog Food 40#
16603 02331

Retriever Bites & Bones Dog Food 50#
49394 05666

Country Acres Hi Pro Dog Food 50#
16603 02021

Retriever Gravy Blend Dog Food 50#
49394 05665

Doggy Bag Dog Food 40#
73893 40000

Retriever Gravy Blend Dog Food 8#
79818 96756

Members Mark Complete Nutrition Premium Cat Food 20#
81131 89881

Retriever Hi Protein Dog Food 8#
79818 96755

Members Mark Complete Nutrition Premium Dog Food 50#
05388 67055

Retriever Hi Protein Dog Food 25#
49394 00002

Members Mark Crunchy Bites & Savory Bones Adult Dog Food 50#
05388 67309

Retriever Hi Protein Dog Food 50#
49394 00003

Members Mark High Performance Premium Dog Food 50#
81131 75479

Retriever Mini Chunk Dog Food 8#
79818 96754

Natural Cat Food (Sam's Club) 15#
81131 89883

Retriever Mini Chunk Dog Food 25#
49394 00006

Natural Dog Food (Sam's Club) 25#
81131 89884

Retriever Mini Chunk Dog Food 50#
49395 00005

Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition 4.4#
81131 69377

Retriever Puppy Blend Dog Food 6#
49394 56221

Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition 8#
05388 67144

Retriever Puppy Blend Dog Food 8#
79818 96758

Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition 22#
05388 60342

Retriever Puppy Blend Dog Food 20#
49394 00004

Ol' Roy Complete Nutrition 50#
78742 01022

Retriever Puppy Blend Dog Food 40#
79818 96706

Ol' Roy High Performance Nutrition Dog Food 20#
05388 60345

Special Kitty Gourmet 3.5#
81131 17546

Ol' Roy High Performance Nutrition Dog Food 50#
78742 05815

Special Kitty Gourmet 4#
78742 53199

Ol' Roy Meaty Chunks 'n Gravy Dog Food 8#
81131 69629

Special Kitty Gourmet 7#
81131 17547

Ol' Roy Meaty Chunks 'n Gravy Dog Food 22#
81131 69630

Special Kitty Gourmet 8#
78742 53200

Ol' Roy Meaty Chunks 'n Gravy Dog Food 50#
81131 69631

Special Kitty Gourmet 18#
81131 15748

Ol' Roy Puppy Complete 4#
81131 79078

Special Kitty Gourmet 20#
78742 53201

Ol' Roy Puppy Complete 8#
81131 79079

Special Kitty Gourmet 25#
78742 54314

Ol' Roy Puppy Complete 20#
81131 79080

Special Kitty Kitten 3.5#
81131 17553

Paws & Claws Delicious Mix Cat Food 8#
79818 96632

Special Kitty Kitten 4#
78742 53198

Paws & Claws Delicious Mix Cat Food 20#
49394 05746

Special Kitty Kitten 7#
81131 17554

Paws & Claws Delicious Mix Cat Food 40#
79818 96676

Special Kitty Kitten 8#
81131 24739

Paws & Claws Premium Choice Cat Food 8#
79818 96633

Special Kitty Original 3.5#
81131 17557

Paws & Claws Premium Choice Cat Food 20#
49394 00008

Special Kitty Original 4#
78742 04930

Paws & Claws Premium Choice Cat Food 40#
49394 05747

Special Kitty Original 7#
81131 17562

Pedigree Large Breed Adult Nutrition 20#
23100 29158

Special Kitty Original 8#
78742 05744

Pedigree Large Breed Adult Nutrition 30.1#
23100 31484

Special Kitty Original 18#
81131 17559

Pedigree Large Breed Adult Nutrition 36.4#
23100 31479

Special Kitty Original 20#
78742 05794

Pedigree Large Breed Adult Nutrition 40#
23100 29154

Special Kitty Original 25#
81131 68869

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 4.4#
23100 05104

Wegman's Bruiser Complete Nutrition Dog Food 4.4#
77890 33654

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 8.8#
23100 05103

Wegman's Bruiser Complete Nutrition Dog Food 20#
77890 32988

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 20#
23100 14719

Wegman's Bruiser Complete Nutrition Dog Food 37.5#
77890 32994

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 32#
23100 31483

Wegman's Bruiser Puppy Dog Food 4.4#
77890 33621

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 40#
23100 31478

Wegman's Bruiser Puppy Dog Food 17.6#
77890 32991

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 44#
23100 05100

Wegman's Bruiser Small Crunchy Bites Dog Food 4.4#
77890 33618

Pedigree Small Crunchy Bites Adult Nutrition 52#
23100 05110

Wegman's Bruiser Small Crunchy Bites Dog Food 20#
77890 32982

Pet Pride Indoor Cat 3.5#
11110 74584

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Complete Cat Food 3.5#
77890 10005

Pet Pride Indoor Cat 18#
11110 74585

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Complete Cat Food 18#
77890 10004

Pet Pride Weight Management Dog Food 17.6#
11110 74578

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Indoor Cat Food 3.5#
77890 12038

PMI Nutrition Bites & Bones Dog Food 50#
42869 00174

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Indoor Cat Food 18#
77890 12039

PMI Nutrition Canine Advantage 50#
42869 00172

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Kitten 3.5#
77890 12036

PMI Nutrition Feline Medley 20#
42869 00171

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Original Medley Cat Food 3.5#
77890 10006

PMI Nutrition Gravy Crunches Dog Food 40#
42869 00033

Wegman's Buju & Ziggie Original Medley Cat Food 18#
77890 10003

Red Flannel Active Formula Dog Food 40#
42869 00063

Red Flannel Adult Formula Dog Food 20#
42869 00055

Red Flannel Adult Formula Dog Food 40#
42869 00054

Red Flannel Canine Select Dog Food 20#
42869 00068

Red Flannel Canine Select Dog Food 40#
42869 00067

Red Flannel Cat 10#
42869 00059

Red Flannel Cat 20#
42869 00058

Red Flannel Hi Pro Formula Dog Food 50#
42869 00065

Red Flannel Prime Dog Food 25#
42869 00052

Red Flannel Prime Dog Food 50#
42869 00053

Red Flannel Puppy 40#
42869 00056

By Crystal915 on Friday, November 7, 2008 - 10:29 am:

Thank you!!! We use Iams for the cat, but I don't know what brand my grandmom buys for the dogs, I'll have to check. They didn't list any biscuits, so we are probably safe. :)


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