Saturday, September 13, 2008

Pet Food Recall

Mars Petcare Recalls Some Dry Pet Foods

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — Mars Petcare US announced a voluntary recall Friday of all dry pet food products produced at its plant in Everson, Pa. between Feb. 18 and July 29, citing potential contamination with salmonella.

Mars, in a news release, did not say how much pet food is involved, but said the recall reaches 31 states and various brands and said the action was taken as a precaution.

"Even though no direct link between products produced at the Everson plant and human or pet illness has been made, we are taking this precautionary action to protect pets and their owners," the company statement said.

Mars said it stopped production at the plant July 29 when it was alerted of a possible link between dry pet food produced in Everson and two isolated cases of people infected with salmonella.

Mars said salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in humans also.

The company said consumers should look for "17" as the first two digits of the second line on the UPC for products affected. For Pedigree products, they should look for "PAE" on the bottom line. They can also call 1-877-568-4463 or consult www.petcare.mars.com.

The brand names include some items under the names Country Acres, Retriever, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Natural, Ol' Roy, Special Kitty, Paws & Claws, Pedigree, Wegman's, Pet Pride, PMI Nutrition and Red Flannel.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2008-09-12-pet-food_N.htm

6 comments:

Princess Eva and Brice said...

We'll spread the message on some discussion boards that Momma belongs to.

Princess Eva

Moco said...

Thanks for the info. Luckily we do not have any of those brands.

chasingsquirrelswithrusty said...

Happy Adoption day! I know you have the bestest home ever.

Thanks for the info on the dog food, we don't have any of those but we'll tell anyone we meet that does have it.

Your dogmom's arm looks awful where that kitty bit her. YIKES!

Take care and have fun.

Barklove,
Rusty

maayangordon said...

Hi, I am a guide dog raiser in Seattle, WA. The puppy I am currently raising is named Shep. I love your blog and I love reading about other people's pet experiences. I also have a website where I sell pet supplies and i have a blog on it also about guide dogs. I built the site to try and help raise money for guide dogs and other animal charities.

Thoughts said...

ARe you guys ever coming back? We miss you over here! Please come and visit or put up a post soon! We hope to hear from you.

Wags,
Benson and Gibson
thoughtsfurpaws.com

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Four UK Beagles say "aaarrrooooo!"
Nice blog!