Mid America Pet Food, Mount Pleasant, Texas, is expanding its October 30, 2023, voluntary recall to include additional pet food products, with Best By Dates before 10/31/24, made at its Mount Pleasant facility, due to the product’s potential contamination with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products, and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever. Rarely, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers. Children, older adults, and individuals with compromised immune systems may be at greater risk of Salmonella infection.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only exhibit decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. Don’t hesitate to contact your veterinarian if your pet has these symptoms and consumed the recalled product.
Voluntarily recalled brands produced at the Mount Pleasant facility include Victor Super Premium Dog Foods, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, Eagle Mountain Pet Food, and Member’s Mark varieties with Best By Dates before 10/31/24. The company recalled products distributed to distributors and retailers throughout the United States. The affected products include:
The “Best By Date” is on the middle top of the back of each bag. The company issued an expanded voluntary recall due to some of the product lots testing positive for Salmonella through a random and targeted sampling of the finished product, including by the firm and the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.
As of November 1, 2023, seven people reported Salmonella infections.
Retailers and distributors should immediately pull all products from their inventory and shelves and destroy products. Do not sell or donate the recalled products.
Do not feed the recalled product to pets or any other animals. Destroy the food in a way that children, pets, and wildlife cannot access. Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers. Always ensure you wash and sanitize your hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that come in contact with recalled food.
Contact Mid America Pet Food Consumer Affairs at 1-888-428-7544 from 8 AM to 11 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) seven days a week for additional information.
It is a voluntary recall conducted with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.