Wal-mart faces a fifteen state recall of Special Kitty gourmet blend dry cat food. A potential salmonella contamination prompted the voluntary recall by Mars Petcare US inc. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns Walmart clients in the following states Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia of the Salmonella risk.
Salmonella can cause diarrhea or bloody diarrhea in your pet. Fever, vomiting and lethargy are also indicators that your pet may have salmonella. However, it is also possible for your pet to show no symptoms at all and just be a carrier of the disease passing it on to all they come in contact with.
The recalled “Special Kitty Gourmet Blend Dry Cat Food” was sold in 3.5 pound, 7 pound and 18 pound bags with a “Best If Used By” date of “AUG 11 09.” The production lot codes of the recalled bags begin with the digits “50” in the second line. The recalled product’s UPC codes — 81131 17546, 81131 17547 and 81131 17548 — can be found directly under the bar code.
To contact the company about the recall call 877-568-4463 or visit http://www.petcare.mars.com.