Feline's Pride Cat Food Recall
According to the FDA website, Feline’s Pride is announcing a voluntary recall of Feline’s
Pride Raw food with ground bone for cats and kittens, Natural Chicken
Formula, (2.5 lbs, 40 oz) produced 6/10110 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 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, there have been no reports of Salmonella infection as a result of the 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 all pet foods made from raw animal protein
such as meat or fish — to help prevent infection. People may risk
bacterial infection not only by handling ‘raw’ 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.
Consumers with questions should contact the company at (716) 580-3096