PMI Nutrition has initiated a voluntary recall of its 20 lb. bags of Red Flannel Cat Formula cat food due to possible Salmonella contamination.
This recall is being issued out of an abundance of caution after routine testing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Detroit District Office identified possible Salmonella contamination in the affected Red Flannel cat food. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.
Salmonella exposure can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever.
Red Flannel Cat Food was manufactured by a third-party manufacturer for PMI Nutrition. The product was sold through dealers to customers distributed in the following states: Alabama, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Vermont, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
The lot number is printed on the lower back side of the bag in a white box on the right-hand side. The lot number will be preceded by a time stamp that will be unique to each bag. The lot number and best-by date impacted by this recall are as follows: Best by 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A (lot number). The UPC code for the recalled product is 7 42869 00058 5.
Customers should immediately discontinue use of the recalled cat food and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund or replacement. For more information on this recall, consumers can contact the customer service line for PMI products toll-free at 800-332-4738.