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Recalled Pet Food Could Sicken Humans as Well

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Mars Petcare has recalled pet food products manufactured at its Everson, Pa., facility because of a potential salmonella contamination. The pet food is being voluntarily recalled because of potential contamination with Salmonella Schwarzengrund.

The Brands affected by the recall include: Country Acres, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Sam’s Club, Ol’ Roy, Paws & Claws, Pedigree, Pet Pride, PMI Nutrition, Red Flannel, Retriever
Special Kitty and Wegman’s.

In addition to being dangerous for pets, the pet food could sicken people who handle the food. The FDA has warned that cross contamination caused by handling of the pet food, could cause symptoms in people as well, especially children, the aged, and people with compromised immune systems The FDA has urged people with symptoms of salmonella exposure, who have come into contact with the pet products, to contact a health care provider.

Symptoms of exposure to salmonella include 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.

If you or a loved one has symptoms of salmonella exposure from the recalled pet food, feel free to contact the Smith & Vanture firm.