Purina recalls dog food for salmonella concern

Nestle Purina PetCare Company voluntarily recalls adult dog food, one bag contained salmonella

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Nestle Purina PetCare Company issued a voluntary recall one of its adult dry dog foods because salmonella was found in one bag.

The recall affects a limited number of the 3.5 lb. bags of Purina ONE beyOnd Our White Meat Chicken & Whole Barley Recipe Adult Dry Dog Food.

The bags have a best by date of October 2014 and the following production code: 17800 12679. Consumers can find this information on the back or bottom of the bag.

Currently, there have not been any salmonella cases reported.  Salmonella can harm not just the pets, but the people handling the food; especially if they do not wash their hands after handling it.

Pets with salmonella infections may exhibit decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. 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.

Handling the contaminated food can also lead pet owners and those in contact with them to get salmonella as well.

The FDA says it is important to wash your hand thoroughly each time when dealing with the food and pets.

In a statement, Nestlé Purina PetCare said "We apologize for any inconvenience due to this voluntary recall. For further information or to obtain a product refund, please call NPPC toll-free at 1-800-473-8546, 24 hours a day, seven days a week."

For more information on the recall, click here.

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