A possible salmonella contamination has resulted in the recall of specific lots of Red Flannel Cat Food Formula products this week.
According to a press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Saturday, PMI Nutrition, LLC, has issued a voluntary recall for their 20 lb. bags for Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food after routine testing discovered a possible contamination of salmonella, a bacterial disease that can affect the intestinal tract. “This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the FDA Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination,” reads the FDA’s statement regarding the Arden Hills, Minn., based company.
Customers affected by the recall are advised to immediately discontinue use of the recalled products due to the potentially damaging health-related effects and symptoms that can be caused by salmonella to both humans, and their pets. “Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products,” reads the FDA’s report.
Despite issuing the recall, the FDA and PMI Nutrition, LLC claims that no reports of illness have been reported in connection to the defective pet food items. Animals who have already consumed the recalled products and have symptoms such as: lethargy, diarrhea, fever and/or vomiting, are advised to receive veterinary care.
The FDA is reporting that the Red Flannel items in danger of the potential contamination includes the “Best By” date of 05-06-14 and lot number 096 13 SM L2 1A. The UPC code for the recalled products is: 7 42869 00058 5.
According to the report, the potentially defective products, which were manufactured by a third-party, were distributed in over 20 U.S. states, including: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Customers can contact PMI Nutrition, LLC's customer service by calling: 1-800-332-4738 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. CST.
Red Flannel Cat Food Recall 2014:
“Best By” Date: 05-06-14
Lot Number: 096 13 SM L2 1A
UPC Code: 7 42869 00058 5