HEB Texas Pets dry cat food recalled for Salmonella

HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food is being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

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Courtesy U.S. Food and Drug Administration

TFP Nutrition recalled a dry cat food formulation manufactured on November 13, 2022 at its Nacogdoches, Texas, USA facility, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. HEB Texas Pets Indoor Complete Dry Cat Food is being recalled due to potential Salmonella contamination.

This recalled cat food product was only distributed in the State of Texas and sold in HEB retail stores. All recalled product has been removed from store shelves and no other HEB products are affected by the voluntary recall. Affected product will contain “MFG 13 NOV 22” on the second line of the lot code located on the back of the bag.

Effects of Salmonella on pets and people

Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated cat products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products. No cat or human illness has been reported with respect to the recalled cat food to date.

Cats with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some cats will have only decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy cats can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your cat has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian.

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.

 

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