The Maui News
The state Department of Health Food and Drug Branch is alerting the public to a voluntary recall by Mid America Pet Food for products distributed to retailers in the state, including Del’s Feed and Farm Supply, as they may be contaminated with salmonella.
Brands recalled by Mid America Pet Food include: Victor Super Premium Dog Foods, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, Eagle Mountain Pet Food and some Member Mark’s varieties with best-by-dates before Oct. 31, 2024.
Salmonella can affect animals eating contaminated products, and there is also a risk to humans, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after handling contaminated products, according to a DOH news release Thursday.
Healthy people affected by salmonella should monitor themselves for nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and/or fever.
Pets with salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and/or vomiting. Some pets may only exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain.
The DOH advises consumers to immediately seal and discard any recalled product on hand and to not feed the recalled product to pets or any other animals. Wash and sanitize all pet food bowls, cups, serving utensils and storage containers.
For more information about the recall, consumers should contact Mid America Pet Food Consumer Affairs at (888) 428-7544 between 3 a.m. and 6 p.m. seven days a week.