Mid America recalls Victor Super Premium 5-pound bags
A popular pet food company has issued a recall of its dog food products due to salmonella concerns.
Mid America Pet Food of Mount Pleasant, Texas, issued the voluntary recall Sunday, citing possible contamination. According to a notice shared the next day from the FDA, the recall only applies to five-pound bags of Victor Super Premium Dog Food, Hi-Pro Plus.
664 cases of the affected products have been sold at retailers across the United States with lot code 1000016385 and a “best by” date of 04/30/2024. No other products included in the current recall.
The recall was issued in response to a sample of Victor Super Premium Dog Food testing positive for salmonella in a random inspection conducted by the South Carolina Department of Agriculture. The company and the Food and Drug Administration have advised that the products not be sold or donated and should be immediately pulled from shelves.
Pet parents should dispose of retrieved food in a way that pets, children, or wildlife cannot access it later. Pet food bowls, cups, and storage containers should be thoroughly washed and disinfected, and any surfaces that come into contact with the food, including your hands, should also be washed.
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Symptoms and treatment of salmonella disease
Although dog food is not directly consumed by humans, salmonella can still be spread through contact, especially if you fail to wash your hands thoroughly after handling contaminated products or surfaces you have come into contact with. In humans, signs of salmonella poisoning include:
- bloody diarrhea or diarrhea that lasts more than three days without improvement
- Diarrhea and fever over 102 degrees Fahrenheit
- Excessive vomiting, especially if it prevents you from keeping fluids down
- Signs of dehydration, including a dry mouth and throat, decreased urination, and feeling dizzy when standing
- stomach cramps
These symptoms most commonly occur between six hours and six days after exposure. Although most people recover within four to seven days, people with weakened immune systems, including children under 5 years of age and adults over 65, may develop more serious symptoms that require treatment. medical or hospitalization.
Symptoms vary somewhat in infected pets, which can be carriers of the disease even when they appear healthy and infect other animals or humans. For this reason, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) suggests that you contact your vet as soon as possible if your dog is likely to consume these products, even if he is not showing signs of illness. Some symptoms to look for in your dog include:
- Diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
- lack of appetite
- Stomach ache
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