Purina Recalls Some Dog Food for Salmonella

Purina dog food recallNestle Purina PetCare Co. is recalling some of its dog food because of a salmonella risk.

According to an announcement Friday by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the voluntary recall is limited to 3.5-pound bags of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food  with the “best by” date of  Oct. 2014, production code of 31071083 and UPC code 17800 12679.

The “best by” date, UPC and production codes can be found on the back or bottom of the bag. If you purchased this product, discard it.

The company said one bag of the product was found to be contaminated, but so far no illnesses have been reported. No other Purina dog or cat food products are involved in the recall.

Pets with salmonella can be lethargic, have decreased appetite, fever, diarrhea and abdominal pain and should be taken to a veterinarian for care. Ill pets can also infect other pets.

People handling the pet food can also be contaminated if they don’t wash their hands and work surface thoroughly. Symptoms include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and fever. More serious cases can lead to muscle and joint pain, eye irritation and urinary tract problems, the FDA said.

Customers can call Nestle Purina PetCare at 800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, if they have any questions or want a refund.

 

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