Mo Department Of Agriculture Issues Voluntary Pet Food Recall

The Missouri Department of Agriculture’s Feed and Seed Program has issued a consumer alert for a voluntary pet food recall published by Midwestern Pet Foods.

The voluntary recall applies to specific expiration dates and pet food brands that include CanineX, Earthborn Holistic, Venture, Unrefined, Sportmix Wholesomes, Pro Pac, Pro Pac Ultimates, Sportsrail, Sportmix, and Meridian brands that were produced in its Monmouth, Illinois production facility. The products may be been contaminated with Salmonella.

To view the full list of products identified in the recall and instructions for how to identify expiration dates on the packaging, please click here.

There has been no pet nor human illness reported at this time, but 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.

Pets with Salmonella infections may become lethargic, and have diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Some pets will only have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Pet owners coming into contact with the recalled products should monitor those in their household for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever, and contact their healthcare provider if these symptoms are observed.

If a recalled product is identified, the product should not be fed to pets or other animals. The food should be destroyed. Pet food bowls should be washed and sanitized. Hands should be washed after handling recalled food, and a veterinarian should be contacted if a pet consumed the products and shows symptoms.

Consumers can contact Midwestern Pet Foods Consumer Affairs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, at [email protected] or (800) 474-4163.