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Cat Food Recall
  • Subject: Cat Food Recall
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 17:02:50 -0400

Feline's Pride Issues Nationwide Recall of its Natural Chicken Formula Cat
Food Due to Salmonella Contamination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 1, 2010 - Buffalo, NY - Feline's Pride is
announcing a voluntary recall of Feline's Pride Raw food with ground bone for
cats and kittens, Natural Chicken Formula, Net Wt. 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg., 40 oz.)
produced on 6/10/10, because it may be contaminated with Salmonella. People
handling raw pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they
have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the raw pet
food or any surfaces exposed to the product.
When consumed by humans, Salmonella can cause an infection, salmonellosis. The
symptoms of salmonellosis include nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, minimal
diarrhea, fever, and headache. Certain vulnerable populations, such as
children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems, are
particularly susceptible to acquiring salmonellosis from such pet food
products and may experience more severe symptoms.

Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody
diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite,
fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers
and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled
product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

The product is packaged in uncoded plastic containers and sold frozen to
private consumers nationwide. Once thawed, the pet food has a shelf life of
about 1 week. The firm manufactures the pet food by an as-ordered basis. This
recall affects only those orders placed and shipped from June 10 through June
17, 2010.

The firm and FDA are investigating this matter to determine the source of this
problem, and will take any additional steps necessary to protect the public

To date, both the firm and the FDA have received no reports of Salmonella
infection relating to this product.

This product should not be fed to pets but should instead be disposed of in a
safe manner (e.g., in a securely covered trash receptacle). People who are
experiencing the symptoms of Salmonella infection after having handled the pet
food product should seek medical attention, and report their use of the
product and illness to the nearest FDA office.

People should thoroughly wash their hands after handling the pet food -
especially those made from raw animal protein such as meat or fish -- to help
prevent infection. People may risk bacterial infection not only by handling
pet foods, but by contact with pets or surfaces exposed to these foods, so it
is important that they thoroughly wash their hands with hot water and soap.

Since certain vulnerable populations, such as children, the elderly, and
individuals with compromised immune systems, are particularly at risk from
exposure they should avoid handling this product.

Consumers with questions should contact the company at (716) 580-3096, Monday
-Friday from 10 am - 4 pm EDT.

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