It's bad enough when , we as humans, consume food/s that contains salmonella. We wouldn't wish this on anyone especially our furry friends. Unfortunately, a consumer alert has been issued for dog food that you may have bought.

A consumer alert followed a voluntary pet food recall published by Midwestern Pet Foods. The alert was issued by the Missouri Department of Agriculture's Feed & Seed Program.

According to the alert issued by the state agency,  it applies to specific expiration dates and pet food brands, including CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportstrail, Sportmix and Meridian brands produced at its Monmouth, Ill., production facility. At this time no pet or human illness has been reported. The consumer alert reported that these products may have been contaminated with Salmonella.

Not only can the salmonella from these aforementioned products affect animals, they can also be a risk for humans. Salmonella can affect animals that have consumed contaminated products. Healthy animals can also be carriers of the bacteria. There is a risk to humans who have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with exposed products or surfaces.

If you come across any of the recalled food, here's some recommendations:

  • Feeding: Do not feed recalled products to pets or any other animals.
  • Disposal: Destroy the food in a way that children, pets and wildlife cannot access them.
  • Cleaning: Wash and sanitize pet food bowls, cups and storage containers.
  • Hand washing: Ensure you wash and sanitize hands after handling recalled food or any utensils that came into contact with recalled food.
  • Veterinary care: Contact your veterinarian if your pet has consumed these products and shows symptoms.

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