November 16th 2023 — TFP Nutrition is expanding its voluntary recall made on October 20th, 2023 to include all dry dog and dry cat food manufactured in its Nacogdoches, Texas, facility.
What caused the recall?
The recall of these production codes is being conducted due to the potential for Salmonella contamination.
You can read full details about the recall on the FDA’s website.
- Country Acres Farm Dog
- Nine different Exclusive dog foods
- Six different H-E-B Texas Pets dog foods
- Two Hill Country Fare dog foods
- Three Lone Star dog foods
- Two Member’s Mark dog foods
- Six Retriever dog foods
- Six Star Pro dog foods
- Country Acres Farm Cat
- Two Economax cat foods
- Three different Exclusive cat foods
- Feline Medley Formula
- Five different H-E-B Texas Pets cat foods
- Multi Cat Adult Chicken and Fish Formula
- Meow for More Cat Food
- Five Paws & Claws cat food
- Two Star Pro cat foods
What to do?
People handling dry pet food can become infected with Salmonella, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with surfaces exposed to this product.
Healthy people infected with Salmonella should monitor themselves for some or all of the following symptoms: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, and fever.
Rarely, 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. Children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems may be at greater risk of Salmonella infection.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets may only exhibit decreased appetite, fever, and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.
The company is working directly with retailers to remove the impacted product from the supply chain. Consumers who have purchased any of the formulas listed below with these specific date codes should immediately stop feeding the affected products to your pets and dispose of any product and packaging.
The date code is printed on the back of the bag near the bottom. The XXXXX is the timestamp when the bag was packaged.
The company has not issued a statement, but has apologized for any potential issues this may have caused. It has also published this article to help consumers understand what to do.
They urge anyone who contacts them to please be ready to provide the product name, product size, and manufacture date or lot code which can be found on the back of the bag. Pet owners may also reach out via phone by calling 1-866-311-1323.
Reporting Pet Food Problems
U.S. citizens can report complaints about FDA-regulated pet food products by calling the consumer complaint coordinator in your area.
Or go to the FDA’s “Report a Pet Food Complaint” page.
Canadians can report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.
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