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Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster Recalled

By Kimberly Porter    May 07, 2012 at 10:19AM / (2) comments

Kaytee Pet Products is recalling its Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster food due to possible contamination with Salmonella. The single manufacturing batch affected is identified here (click on image to expand):

Any product not meeting the above descriptions is not subject to this recall.

Recalled products were distributed to retailers and distributors in the states of Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana,  Nebraska, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin; and, into the countries of Abu Dhabi, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, Dutch Antilles, Finland, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Guam, Honduras, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Mexico, New Zealand, Pakistan, Panama, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Thailand, and Trinidad.

To date, no human or pet illnesses have been reported due to this product. Kaytee has taken immediate action to remove this product from retail stores and distribution centers.

Pets with Salmonella may display a decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, contact your veterinarian. People infected with Salmonella should watch for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.

Consumers who have purchased the Kaytee Forti-Diet Pro Health Mouse, Rat & Hamster product with the above-referenced information are urged to contact Kaytee Customer Service representatives at 1-800-529-8331.

A letter and instructions will be forwarded to all Kaytee customers.  Kaytee Customer Service representatives and company veterinarians are responding to inquires through the above phone number and will answer any questions regarding pets that have been fed the product.  Pet owners can also visit the Kaytee website for more information www.kaytee.com.
 

Image: FDA

Source: FDA

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  • Wow!
    05/11/2012 02:54pm

    I nearly got sick when I saw this article! My hamster normally eats the Kaytee Fiesta Max food. My bag was sold between those dates. Is it worth throwing my bag away and getting something else?

    http://www.petmd.com/blogs/nutritionnuggets/jcoates/2012/may/nutritional_needs_of_dogs_with_exocrine_pancreatic_insufficiency

  • RIP Amelia
    09/18/2012 08:30pm

    I had to take Amelia to the vet yesterday to be put down. It was awful, she wasn't eating & couldnt walk. Now Edgar is sick with the same symptoms.


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