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Re: Cat Food Recall
gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: Cat Food Recall
  • From: Pam Evans <gardenqueen@gmail.com>
  • Date: Thu, 1 Jul 2010 18:14:06 -0500

that's terrible!   thanks 4 the heads up Daryl.  I don't use that brand but
I'll bet others do.

On 7/1/10, Daryl <dp2413@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> 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
> health.
>
> 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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-- 
Pam Evans
Kemp TX
zone 8A

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