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Major Dog Food Recall Issued

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  There's been another pet food recall issued, once again due to possible Salmonella contamination in the Diamond South Carolina plant.   This time around, the brand is Apex.

Although there have been no illnesses related to Apex Dog Food, and the product has not tested positive for Salmonella, Apex Pet Foods is recalling all dry dog food formulas manufactured on January 24, 2012, just in case. The food was distributed in South Carolina.

Here are the recalled batches.

DescriptionSizeProduction CodeBest By Date
Apex Chicken and Rice Dog 40 lb. ACD0101B32 24-Jan-2013
Apex Chicken and Rice Dog 20 lb. ACD0101B32 24-Jan-2013

 

If you're not sure if your bag of Apex food is included in the recall, or if you want a replacement product or a refund, contact Apex Pet Foods at 1-866-918-8756, Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST. The company is working with distributors and retailers to ensure all recalled product is removed from shelves as soon as possible.

Salmonella can affect both humans and animals. You can become infected by simply handling the treats, especially if you have not thoroughly washed your hands after having contact with the treats or any surfaces exposed to the products.Healthy people infected with Salmonella may experience…

 

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • abdominal cramping
  • fever

Although rare, Salmonella can result in more serious ailments including…

  • arterial infections
  • endocarditis (inflammation of the lining of the heart)
  • arthritis
  • muscle pain
  • eye irritation
  • urinary tract symptoms

If you have any of these signs after having contact with this product, contact your doctor immediately.

Pets with Salmonella infections may show…

  • lethargy
  • diarrhea or bloody diarrhea
  • fever
  • vomiting

Some pets may only experience a decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has had any of the affected products or is experiencing any of these symptoms, immediately contact your veterinarian.

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