Nationwide Mars Petcare Food Recall

Sat Sep 13, 2008 6:55 am (PDT)
Mars Petcare US Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall

From Dr Jeannie:
I find this interesting!   I hope will consider what this recall is all about… Kibble possibly contaminated with Salmonella!  So many people think RAW meat diets are contaminated with Salmonella….  WRONG!   There is a greater risk of you and your pets contracting salmonella from processed pet foods then from feeding your dog a fresh, raw meat and bones diet…

Franklin, Tennessee (September 12, 2008)-Today, Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall of products manufactured at its Everson, Pennsylvania facility. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella serotype Schwarzengrund. This voluntary recall only affects the United States.

Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in people as well, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. Healthy people potentially infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. On rare occasions, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.

Considering switching your dog to a raw diet?  Don’t feel secure about it yet or would like help in doing so?   Dr Jeannie is available for consultations. 

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