Dog owners in Alabama need to make sure they are aware of pet food safety alerts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

There is a current outbreak of salmonella that has been connected to dry dog food. The pet food that was subject to a recall was available for purchase across the entire country. Currently, there 7 states that have reported illnesses that are Alabama, California, Florida, Hawaii, Kentucky, Minnesota, and Oklahoma.

During this outbreak, individuals became ill because of encountering recalled dog food, handling items such as dog bowls that had the contaminated food, or being in contact with the feces or saliva of dogs that consumed the affected food. It is noteworthy that many of the individuals affected by this outbreak are infants, said the CDC.

The extent of this outbreak may extend beyond the states with confirmed cases, and the actual number of affected individuals is probably significantly greater than what has been officially reported.

For any inquiries regarding the recall, please reach out to the pet food company at 1-888-428-7544 during their operating hours of 8 AM to 11 PM Central Time, seven days a week.

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Recalled Dog Food According to the CDC

Mid America Pet Food

  • All dog and cat food
  • Best by dates before 10/31/2024
  • Brands include: Victor Super Premium Dog Foods, Wayne Feeds Dog Food, Eagle Mountain Pet Food, Member’s Mark
  • Multiple bag sizes including: 5 pound, 15 pound, 16 pound, 30 pound, 40 pound, and 50 pound

Victor brand Hi-Pro Plus dog food

  • 5-pound bags with lot code 1000016385
  • Best-by date 4/30/2024

Victor brand Super Premium Dog Food, Select Beef Meal & Brown Rice Formula

  • 5-pound, 15-pound, and 40-pound bags
  • Best-by date 6/12/2024
  • Lot numbers 1000016890, 1000016891, 1000016892

Pet Owners Should Take Precautions

The CDC suggested the following:

Throw away recalled pet food in a sealed trash bag and place it in a sealed trash can so that wildlife cannot get to it.

Clean surfaces and items, including pet items like bowls, that might have touched the recalled pet food.

Click here for more information on symptoms.

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