Pet foods recalled after infants sickened by salmonella

Some pet foods have been recalled after infants were sickened with Salmonella.

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and state partners, is investigating seven human cases of Salmonella Kiambu infection potentially associated with pet food made by Mid America Pet Food,” the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a release Thursday.

Mid America Pet Food expanded an earlier recall from late last month Thursday to include more products. The recall includes “all the pet food brands it manufactured with a best by date before 10/31/2024, which include Victor, Eagle Mountain, Wayne Feeds and two varieties of Member’s Mark pet foods,” the FDA release states.

According to a CDC alert, seven people in seven states got sick from Salmonella in relation to the pet food company’s products.

“Six of seven cases reported were in children one year of age or younger,” the FDA release stated. “Five of these cases reported exposure to dogs and three reported feeding Victor pet food to their pets. Illnesses started on dates ranging from January 14, 2023, to August 19, 2023.”

The people who got sick in the outbreak “got sick from touching recalled dog food, touching things like dog bowls that contained the dog food, or touching the poop or saliva of dogs that were fed the dog food,” the CDC said. It advised throwing away the recalled food, cleaning surfaces and items that may have touched the food and contacting the pet food company about questions regarding the recall.

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