Salmonella recall: Pet vitamins

All lots of "Pro-Pet Adult Daily Vitamins" have been recalled by United Pet Group, Inc. because of Salmonella contamination. At least one lot has tested positive for Salmonella, although there is no mention about whether the bacterium was detected during routine testing or in response to a problem. Regardless, Salmonella contamination of these products is a concern because of the potential for disease in dogs fed the vitamins. Further, people could become infected from contact with dogs that become infected from the vitamins, or from handling the vitamins directly. If you have these vitamins, stop using them immediately. If your pet has been receiving these vitamins and develops fever, diarrhea, anorexia or any other signs of illness, take your pet to your veterinarian and make sure he/she knows there has been a chance of Salmonella exposure.

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Tomcat - June 25, 2010 10:05 AM

According to the marketing person I spoke with yesterday at United Pet, there was a single report of a dog getting sick, but no conclusive evidence that the pet vitamins were the cause. They found the Salmonella upon testing in response to the report of the illness and are recalling all lots within a 3 yr expiration date in "an abundance of caution".

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