Salmonella Detected in Krasdale Gravy Dry Food
Mars Pet Care issues a voluntary recall after the FDA finds bacteria during testing.
Posted: August 23, 2007, 5 a.m. EDT
Mars Pet Care is recalling select 5-pound bags of Krasdale Gravy dry dog food that were sold in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, and 50-pound bags of Red Flannel Large Breed Adult Formula dry dog food sold in Pennsylvania.
The dog food is potentially contaminated with salmonella, officials said. In addition to harming dogs, salmonella can spread to humans – particularly children, the elderly and those with weak immune systems – through cross-contamination.
The recalled dog food carries the UPC code 7513062596 and is stamped with “best by” dates of July 16 and 17, 2008.
The product should be disposed of immediately, and the empty bag may be returned to the store where it was purchased for a full refund, according to Mars Pet Care. A Mars spokesperson declined to elaborate beyond a press release the company issued, saying they were unable to provide any other information at this time.
The recall was spurred because an FDA inspection detected salmonella in a sample of the dog food during a product review.
Pets affected by salmonella poisoning may become lethargic and have diarrhea (possibly containing blood), fever, vomiting, decreased appetite and abdominal pain. Animals exhibiting symptoms should be taken to a veterinarian immediately.
Mars Pet Care blocked the UPC code from sales in an effort to ensure the food is not sold in the event it is not removed from store shelves.
For question about the recall, call (866) 298-8332 or visit the Mars Pet Care website: www.marspetcare.com
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