Mars Petcare recalls pet food
Mars Petcare U.S. has announced a voluntary recall of
dry pet food products made at its Everson, Pa., facility because of possible salmonella
contamination that could sicken both pets and their owners, according to media
The recalled products were made between Feb. 18 and
July 29, it said in a statement. The company stopped its production at its
facility on July 29 when it was alerted of a possible link between dry pet food
produced there and two isolated cases of people infected with Salmonella. "Even
though no direct link between products produced at the Everson plant and human
or pet illness has been made, we are taking this precautionary action to protect
pets and their owners," it said.
The recall, according to media reports,
has reached 31 states and various brands, which include items under the names
Country Acres, Retriever, Doggy Bag, Members Mark, Natural, Ol' Roy, Special
Kitty, Paws & Claws, Pedigree, Wegman's, Pet Pride, PMI Nutrition and Red
Flannel. Mars did not say which ones or how much food is involved.
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