Pet owners must beware as the Nestlé Purina PetCare Company recently announced a voluntary recall of its famous pet food product after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found a possible salmonella contamination in the product. This information was relayed to the public in a press release where both the company and the FDA stated that pet owner should refrain from feeding their pets with this product as it was contaminated with salmonella.
Some of the contaminated products were named as are Pro Plan Savory Meals, Beneful Prepared Meals, and Beneful Chopped Blends. According to the press release, only a single shipment was affected by the recall. And the research also showed that the defective products are in batches. There was also a production code 5363 to 6054 on the body of the product with a best before date expiring at June 2017 to August 2017, and the weight was 3.5 lb.
It was advised that the consumers having in their custody, these affected products immediately discard them due to the salmonella contamination, which is harmful to both the owners and their animals.
Pet owners in possession of these contaminated dry pet food can also become infected with the salmonella, especially if they did not thoroughly wash their hands after touching the surfaces which were exposed to this product.
People who may have already come in contact with these recalled pet products were advised to be vigilant for symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, fever, and vomiting. According to the pet company, no “salmonella-related” illnesses so far from the product have been reported to the hospital. Other pet food products of the company were not included in this recall.
The company stated that they were more concerned about the safety of their products and apologized for the voluntary recall. They also stated that customers who have returned the product will receive a refund for their troubles.
The Nestlé Purina PetCare Company had previously issued a voluntary recall in for their other products named, Canyon Creek Dog Treats and Waggin Train dog treats, after they had discovered some traces of antibiotic residue in those pet food products. The company also announced in another press release that those dog treats would be removed from the United States until further notice despite claims that the findings of the inspection posed no safety risk to the animals or the pet owners.
Some of the products which were recalled recently are Pro Plan Savory Meals, Beneful Prepared Meals, and Beneful Chopped Blends. Although some of the products which were recalled are restricted to varieties, while others remained in the market, these were pulled out.
When buying pet treats for your pet, ensure you read the ingredients contained in it and keep an eye out for any symptoms of contamination and report to the hospital. Also, wash all pet treats properly before serving it to the pet and afterward, wash your hands.