Primal Pet Foods Recalls Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula Due to Possible Salmonella Contamination

PetMD Editorial
May 31, 2011
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Primal Pet Foods, a California-based manufacturer, is recalling their Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17 due to possible Salmonella contamination, the FDA announced on Saturday.

The affected product, which was distributed throughout U.S. retail stores, is limited to the Primal Pet Foods Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula packaged in the following forms:

      •    4 lb chicken & salmon nuggets (UPC# 8 95135 00025 0) with a "Best By" date code of 043112-17

The "Best By" date code is located on the front of the package on the right side of the product label.

Symptoms of Salmonella infection in both humans and animals include abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, lethargy and fever. More severe symptoms can include bloody diarrhea, vomiting, headaches, muscle pain, eye pain, arthritis and arterial infection. Human infection acquired from animal food products is typically the result of not washing the hands appropriately after handling the food (i.e., after feeding the pet). In addition, the infection can be spread to other humans and animals through contact with the infected individual.

To date, no pet or human illnesses have been reported in connection with this lot code.

Pet owners who have purchased the affected Feline Chicken & Salmon Formula are instructed to contact Primal Pet Foods directly at (866) 566-4652 Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM PST for information on how to get a full refund.

If you have already opened the package, please dispose of the raw food in a safe manner by securing it in a covered trash receptacle and contact Primal Pet Foods.

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