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Old 10-29-2008, 08:56 PM   #1
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dry cat food recall

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- FRANKLIN, Tenn. – October 27, 2008 – Mars Petcare US today announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of bags of SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend dry cat food sold at Wal-Mart locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled following a positive test result indicating a potential contamination with Salmonella.
This product should not be sold or fed to pets. Pet owners should dispose of product in a safe manner (example, a securely covered trash receptacle) and return the empty bag to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Salmonella can cause serious infections in dogs and cats, and, if there is cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, in people as well, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems. Healthy people potentially infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping and fever. On rare occasions, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments, including arterial infections, endocarditis, arthritis, muscle pain, eye irritation, and urinary tract symptoms. Consumers exhibiting these signs after having contact with this product should contact their healthcare providers.
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. Animals can be carriers with no visible symptoms and potentially infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
There have been no complaints or reports of illness resulting from consumption or handling of the recalled product.
Pet owners who have questions about the recall should call 1-877-568-4463 or visit Mars Petcare September 2008 Recall Information.
Recalled Pet Food
Product: SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend Dry Cat Food
Best If Used By Date: AUG 11 09
Best If Used By Date Location: Back of bag
Production Lot Code: 50 XXXX X (Found on back of bag just after "Best If Used By" date. Consumers should look for "50" as the first two digits of the second line.)
UPC Code: UPC code numbers can be found directly underneath the bar code on the package. Please find recalled pet food UPC information below.
3.5 lb.
SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend
81131 17546
7 lb.
SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend
81131 17547
18 lb.
SPECIAL KITTY® Gourmet Blend
81131 17548
Affected Stores: Wal-Mart locations in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, North Carolina, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Vermont, and West Virginia.


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Old 10-29-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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Thank you so much LC! I just called my dd and that's the kind she feeds her cats. She's got 5 of them. She hasn't seen any symptoms with them so hopefully they're going to be ok. She's also got 2 dogs so she will keep an eye on them all.


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Old 10-29-2008, 11:27 PM   #3
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Roll up the top of the bag and take it back to Walmart - you don't have to mess with disposing of it. Walmart will dispose of it properly - and you will not be exposed to inhaling any contaminated "dust" from pouring it out of the bag into a trash bin.
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Old 10-29-2008, 11:48 PM   #4
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Whew! Ours has a different expiration date, etc. I got this bag a couple weeks ago and none of them (or Cubbie who likes to sneak their food) have gotten sick, but I checked the numbers just in case. Thanks for letting us know.

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Old 10-29-2008, 11:54 PM   #5
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Thanks for the heads-up LC

Doesn't this seem to happen to Wal-Mart pet food a lot ??
Mess with me and you mess with the whole trailer park!!!
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