Meow Mix Cat Food Recalls Due to Salmonella
On April 12, 2021, The J. M. Smucker Co. Issues Limited voluntary recalls 1 cat food brand: Meow Mix®.
While they have been no reports of any pet illness or deaths so far, the reason was due to a potentially contaminated with a Salmonella bacteria.
The impacted products were sold at select Walmart stores in the following USA states: IL, MO, NE, NM, OK, UT, WI and WY only. Other Meow Mix® products are not impacted by this recall.
What is Being Recalled?
I urge you, please check your pet foods. Salmonella is transmittable into humans.
If you have brought one of the following pet food listed above. Please take actions appropriately. Do not risk your pet health.
Take them to the vet as soon as possible for a check up. The worse thing is to have underlying problems surface when it’s beyond redemption.
Currently, this is still an ongoing investigation and they may have more pet foods that may be recalled.
Fayie will keep you updated through our Complete List of Recall Pet Food
Otherwise, please follow FDA’s site for the official source of Pet Outbreaks information.
Currently as of date, no pet or human deaths has been reported.
What is Salmonella?
The symptoms of salmonellosis include diarrhoea, abdominal pain, and fever within eight to 72 hours after infection. Symptoms usually last for four to seven days. However, it is possible to be infected with Salmonella and not have any symptoms. It is also possible for a patient to be infected with the Salmonella bacteria and not develop signs or symptoms, but to still be able to spread the infection to others.
Salmonella causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea or bloody diarrhoea, along with other symptoms such as fever and cramping.
Rarely, it may cause a more serious health problem, such as arterial infections, endocarditis (an infection of the heart muscle), arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation and urinary tract symptoms.
If you experience these symptoms after having contact with this product or an animal that has eaten this product, you should contact your healthcare provider.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhoea or bloody diarrhoea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Pets exposed to contaminated food can be infected without showing symptoms. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and is experiencing these issues, please contact your veterinarian.
It is also possible for pets who may be infected with Salmonella, to be viewed as healthy with little to no symptoms.