The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) posted a recall alert on February 18, 2022 after Family Dollar, Inc. voluntarily recalled multiple FDA-regulated products.
The recall was a cautionary measure and related to potential salmonella contamination and the presence of rodents at a Family Dollar distribution center. There were no reports of any illness or adverse reactions.
What was recalled?
All pet food and treats sold at Family Dollar store locations in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Why was it recalled?
Rodent activity can cause potential salmonella contamination. Salmonella bacteria can cause an infection when consumed, which causes symptoms in cats such as vomiting, diarrhea, fever, excess salivation, and decreased appetite.
It can also cause similar symptoms in humans if they handle contaminated products so be sure to wash your hands after handling your cat’s food. Some cats may not show symptoms but can still spread the bacteria to other household pets and humans.
Where was the product sold?
The impacted products were sold from the company’s retail stores in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, and Tennessee. The recall also covered non-frozen/non-refrigerated human foods, medical devices and drug products.
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