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Pro-Pet LLC of St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of several lots of Dry Dog and Cat Foods under the brand names of Hubbard Life, Joy, and QC Plus due to possible Salmonella contamination.
To date, there have been no reports of illness to any pets eating the product or humans handling it, yet the risk remains. Consumers should immediately discontinue feeding and handling the affected products and contact Pro-Pet LLC at the phone number below.
Read the full announcement from the FDA:
Pro-Pet LLC, St. Marys, Ohio, has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited number of Dry Dog and Cat Foods for possible Salmonella contamination. A single field test indicated products manufactured during a two day period, on a single production line may have the potential for Salmonella contamination. Pro-Pet LLC is voluntarily recalling the potentially impacted products made during this timeframe. There have been no reports of illness related to this product to date.
Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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.
Pets with Salmonella infections may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever, and vomiting. Some pets will have only 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.
Product Best By Lot Code UPC Number 40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033878 40 lb Hubbard Life Happy Hound Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033878 18 lb Hubbard Life Cat Stars Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 1219033873 40 lb Hubbard Life Maintenance Dog Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 1219033875 15 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407721 40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 1A 7065407713 40 lb Joy Combo Cat Food 05 06 14 096 13 SM L2 2A 7065407713 20 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780103 40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 2A 2351780104 40 lb QC Plus Adult Dog Food 05 07 14 097 13 SM L2 1A 2351780104
These products were distributed through select retailers, distributors and on-line consumer purchases in Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and West Virginia
No other products/lot numbers are affected by this recall.
Customers should immediately discontinue use of any impacted product and contact Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190 for disposition.
For more information on the recall, customers can contact the customer service line for Pro-Pet at 1-888-765-4190. Customer service representatives will be available Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm CT.