Wednesday, October 12, 2011

POSSIBLE Pet Food Salmonella Contamination

On 10/4/11 the FDA issued a caution regarding soy flour & bulk soy meal produced by Thumb Oilseed out of Michigan. There have been no formal recalls from the FDA however, it is always a good idea to check your pet food products to see if they contain soy flour or soy meal.

Per the FDA site: "Animals with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and/or vomiting. Some animals will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy animals can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your animal has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian".

Typically Salmonella is destroyed by the heat during the processing of pet foods. Even so we all love our pets & should go the extra step to read their food labels & be sure that the product doesn't contain these items. If yours does, review the FDA information & contact the pet food company to determine if this brand of soy product was used in your pets food.

1 comment:

  1. That is scary! I remember when all of those pets got sick a few years ago from tainted food from some supplier (can't remember who). Hope no one's baby gets sick from this.

    Hope you and yours are doing well!




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