(AmericanProsperity.com) – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration announced a major pet food recall on November 9 because of bacterial contamination. The CDC said in a statement that some of the most famous brands of cat and dog food in the United States will be part of the recall. These include Super Premium Dog Food, Mid America Pet Food, Mountain Pet Food, Eagle Mountain Pet Food, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, and even Victor brand Hi-Pro Plus dog food.
The CDC also noted that every pet owner in the country who has any of these items needs to throw them away as soon as possible, but should not touch them. The agency noted that these items may be contaminated with high levels of salmonella.
The CDC said that many people around the country have been getting sick after touching recalled dog food. The agency explained that people can get infected not only by touching the food but also by having contact with the dog bowls that contained it or touching the saliva or poop of the canine that was fed with the food.
The agency also said in its statement that the vast majority of people who have been infected in the United States have been infants. It pointed out that while some people have fallen sick after touching these contaminated products, only one person needed to be hospitalized.
In a separate statement, the FDA explained that pet owners must monitor their dogs or cats for signs of diarrhea, vomiting, fever, or lethargy. The agency mentioned that while most of the pets who ate the contaminated food will probably show decreased appetite, they can still transmit salmonella to other humans and animals.
This is the second time in 2023 that the FDA and CDC have ordered a pet food recall. The agencies issued two recalls in August for animal and human food from Food Lion after some of its products were believed to carry listeria.
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